The Northwestern Wildcats sure are building up their speed at the linebacker position. Three-star linebacker Jaylen Rivers was the third player to sign his LOI for the Wildcats during Early Signing Period 2017.
His highlights certainly feature that explosiveness. Northwestern doesn’t usually get many recruits from Georgia, so this is a great get for the Wildcats.
His speed as a coverage linebacker can be seen throughout his highlight tape. He has a 4.66 40-yard dash time listed. Pat Fitzgerald and Mike Hankwitz have experimented with hybrid linebackers such as Nate Hall, and Rivers’ ability to play anywhere should be valuable for Northwestern’s scheme and style.