The watch list for the Butkus Award, which is presented to the nation’s best linebacker by the Butkus Foundation, was released today. Here are your ACC candidates:
Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
Steele Divitto, Boston College
Christian Jones, Florida State
Telvin Smith, Florida State
Brandon Watts, Georgia Tech
One more guy who should be on this list: Denzel Perryman at Miami. He only started six games last year and finished second on the team with 64 total tackles and led the Canes with 45 solo stops. He also had 6.0 tackles-for-loss, and when I spoke to him this spring, the dude looked strong.