May 1, 2007

Etienne of the Elite

On the weekend of the NFL draft where so much of the talk is about character issues, Etienne Sabino, a 6-foot-3 outside linebacker from Miami (Fla.) Krop, seems to have everything you could want in an NFL linebacker, much less a high school junior.

The academics-first, Rivals100 prospect is the center of a heated recruiting battle amongst the elite programs in the nation.

"Academics are the most important thing, and then football," Sabino said. "My main focus is not only going to be playing football in college, but also getting a good education."


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