Stark County-area high school football preview: 10 linebackers to watch in 2022
The Repository by Josh Weir
Throughout the preseason, the Canton Repository and CantonRep.com will take a position-by-position look at some of the top Stark County-area high school football players to watch in 2022.
Today we look at the traditional focal points of defenses, typically the pound-for-pound baddest dudes on teams, the linebackers.
These versatile players are asked to do a lot in today's spread-out, up-tempo game. But the bottom line for them is getting to the ball and being ready to hit when they get there…..
Jack Talkington, Canton Central Catholic, sr.
A throwback football player, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Talkington is the rare kid who has the skill and smarts to play quarterback and the toughness and aggression to play linebacker. He made six tackles for loss to go with the 2,731 yards and 21 TDs he accounted for running and throwing last year.