Trey DePriest is a linebacker for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide of the Southeastern Conference. He was named by Phil Steele a 2014 second-team preseason All-American.
Scout.com ranked DePriest as a five-star recruit and the number one middle linebacker in the country coming out of Springfield High School in Ohio. DePriest was selected as a 2011 Under Armour All-American and he finished his senior year with 117 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and nine sacks.
He also played running back and handled the punting duties at Springfield. DePriest was the 2009 and the 2010 All-Area Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time All-State honoree. He chose to go to Alabama over the likes of Ohio State, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma and Notre Dame.
DePriest played right away at Alabama in 2011 as a true freshman, tallying 25 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. He was mainly used on special teams during his true freshman campaign. DePriest had a strong 2012 with the Crimson Tide, finishing second to star linebacker C.J. Mosley in tackles with 59. He also had four tackles for loss. In 2013 DePriest tallied his first career interception and finished third on the team in tackles with 65, by only Mosley (108) and star safety Landon Collins (70). DePriest added a pair of sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss. He also recovered a pair of fumbles and forced two as well. With Mosley in the NFL, DePriest is expected to be the anchor of the Crimson Tide linebackers in 2014.
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