Chosen 25 linebacker Justin Flowe, one of the top defensive high school football players in the country, has joined elite company.
Flowe was named the recipient of the Butkus Award given to the top high school linebacker each year.
The Upland (California) High School five-star player had 135 tackles and 12 sacks this season, according to the Butkus Award committee in a press release announcing the winner. Over his four-year high school career, Flowe had 446 tackles and 26 sacks.
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He was named the winner over the other finalists including Mekhail Sherman of St