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Posted on Tue. Nov. 20, 2012 - 12:25 pm EDT

Jaylon Smith named finalist for Butkus Award

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Bishop Luers senior Jaylon Smith has been named one of five finalists for the 2013 Butkus Award as the top high school linebacker in the country.

Finalists were selected by a panel of 51 coaches, scouts and journalists supervised by Hub Arkush of Pro Football Weekly.

Winners will be announced the first week in December.

The other finalists are:

Reuben Foster, Auburn, Ala.; Trey Johnson, Central Gwinnett, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Peter Kalambayi, Butler, Matthews, N.C.; and Isaac Savaiinaea, Punahou, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Smith, a Notre Dame recruit, joins the Irish family with ND senior Manti Te’o listed as one of five finalists for the collegiate Butkus Award.


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