2013 Florida LB Impresses

One of the top talent-producing high schools in Florida is Miami Northwestern, and they continue to send their players to Division-I universities. One of the top 2013 prospects at the school is linebacker Jaquintin Victrum, who started and impressed last season. Scout caught up with him recently at a summer workout.

Miami Northwestern has a chance to be one of the top teams in Florida for 2011, and the Bulls are once again loaded with Division-I college prospects, including several in the 2013 class.

One of the more impressive underclassmen is junior Jaquintin Victrum, and the 6-foot, 190-pound, linebacker established himself as a prospect to watch with an excellent season last year as a sophomore starter.

"I can play any of the three linebacker spots right now, and I like being inside and outside the same," Victrum stated. "My strength is my hitting ability and causing turnovers. I think I make plays out on the field, mostly by hitting people very hard and using my speed to get to the football."

"I have a knack for being around the football, and then making the play once I get there," he added. "I think I'm a coachable player, and one who listens to what my coaches tell me to do. I'm working on getting stronger, so I can better take on the bigger offensive linemen at the point of attack."

It might be a little early for college recruiting, especially for a player just heading to his junior year of high school, but Victrum is already planning to play college football.

"I do well in the classroom and I know how important that is," he explained. "My coach says there are schools interested, but I haven't taken any visits yet. One of the schools I love is Ohio State, and I've heard from them a little bit. They wanted me to come to camp, but that wasn't possible."

"I really like most of the Big Ten schools, and I would say Ohio State and Wisconsin are my favorites," he continued. "I want to play football out of state, and I like the way they produce powerhouse linebackers in the Big Ten."

EVALUATION: Victrum will definitely need to get bigger, but he can run to the football and has quick feet. Head coach Billy Rolle raved about his young linebacker's intelligence and overall athletic ability. At this point in time, Victrum looks like another high Division-I prospect from Northwestern.

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