Indian River (Chesapeake, VA) linebacker Jaquan Yulee, one of the most highly recruited linebacker prospects in the nation in the class of 2016, was unable to make a previously planned trip to Virginia Tech for the Hokies’ Spring Game last Saturday. While this latest visit didn’t come to fruition, the 6’2”, 235-pound junior still hopes to visit Virginia Tech — a school he has been to before — this spring or summer.
Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Michigan and Michigan State are also on Yulee’s list to visit in the coming months. By the end of the summer, the touted linebacker hopes to have narrowed his long list of schools to 10. Alabama, Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia Tech will definitely be on that list.
“UNC and Virginia Tech have been there with me from the beginning. FSU is a top school, and the Alabama visit I made was amazing,” said Yulee, who added that he likely will make a commitment closer to Signing Day next February.
Alabama was one of Yulee’s most recent visits, and the trip made a big impression.
“It was amazing,” Yulee said. “When Bama comes calling, you can’t turn it down. Nick Saban, that’s one of the coolest coaches I know. It was an amazing feeling to talk to him.”
Whenever decision time comes, what will be the most important factors in the talented linebacker’s decision?
“How the education is, football, and basically what the football program can do for me in the future,” Yulee said. “When it comes down to it, me and my grandma are going to make that decision. I’m going to sit down and weigh my options and see how everything goes.”
Yulee put his talents on display earlier this month at “The Opening: D.C.” event held at Centreville High School. He impressed, earning a spot in the main “Opening” event that will take place in Eugene, Oregon, in June.
“I’ve been dreaming about this day,” Yulee said shortly after receiving an “Opening” invite.
Yulee racked up 120 tackles, 25 of which went for a loss, with nine sacks his junior season at Indian River. Asked what he feels separates him from other linebackers, the Indian River star said: “I want it more. I’m just way hungry....
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