Horn Lake’s Nakobe Dean is the top-ranked recruit in the state of Mississippi, and now he’s been named the best high school linebacker in the country.

Dean’s defensive dominance helped propel Horn Lake to the 6A state title, and he has received the Butkus Award, which is awarded to the top high school linebacker in the country every year.

The surprise presentation was made at the school with Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus calling in to congratulate Dean.