Chris Cole

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 210

Prospect Info

  • High School Salem
  • City Salem, VA
  • Exp 2024 - ...

Georgia Bulldogs

  • Class FR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2024
  • Committed 9/10/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 01/03/2024

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Reminds Us Of

Junior Colson Michigan Wolverines

New-age linebacker with big-time potential given his elite speed and elite length. Instant eye-catcher at practices for the Under Armour All-America Game with his budding, high-cut frame that stretches over 6-foot-3. Started prep career off playing safety before moving into the box in advance of junior year. Has continued to improve his feet and recognition, but will need to get stronger and better at taking on blocks if he’s going to help combat downhill run games on Saturdays. Can chew up turf like few other mid-skill players in the class and owns top-flight track numbers for the position, having finished 4th at Nike Indoor Nationals as an 11th grader in both the 55 and 60-meter hurdles. Makes plenty of plays in coverage as he’s alert and oftentimes aware of his surroundings (had multiple pick-sixes as a senior). Effective as a blitzer when his number is called and will tee-off on quarterbacks when the opportunity presents itself. Projects as a versatile second-level piece for a Power Five defense that could thrive in a nickel/dime linebacker role. Likely will need a developmental year or two before he’s ready to go as he needs to keep adding mass, but hustles to make stops while also defending the pass at a very high level, which is a promising combo at this stage. Rare physical features likely to draw the attention of NFL scouts one day, especially if he can take the next step as a run defender.

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  • Evaluated 07/11/2023 Brian Dohn National Recruiting Analyst Read

H.S. Athletic Background

Also ran track in high school.
As a junior, placed 4th in the 55-meter hurdles and 4th in the 60-meter hurdles at the Nike Indoor Nationals. Also qualified for Virginia 4A state meet in the 55h and owns his school’s record in the 60h.
2024: Credited with 4 tackles in the Under Armour All-America Game.
2023: Two-way player for Salem, which went 9-3 and finished as the Virginia Class 4A runner-up. Got snaps at both LB and WR. Butkus Award semifinalist.
2022: Made the transition from DB to LB. Helped the Spartans reach the regional finals. Totaled 76 tackles.
-Andrew Ivins


  • Rohan Marley Uncle

    Former LB at Miami. Led Hurricanes with 95 tackles in 1993 before making his way to the CFL. Son of Bob Marley.

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