Yulee’s stock still rising

Jaquan Yulee is one of the top 2016 prospects in the country. Now at a new school, the Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River middle linebacker is looking forward to a big junior season.

”I feel like I fit in really well with the team,” said Jaquan Yulee. “I’m very excited and I feel like we’re really coming together and starting to play as one. So I’m looking for us to do big things.”

On the recruiting front, Yulee holds double-digit scholarship offers from schools such as Clemson, East Carolina, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia and Virginia Tech among others. LSU, Florida State, Kentucky, Oregon and Tennessee are also showing significant interest.

His most recent trip was to North Carolina.

”I went down there for the spring game,” said the 6-foot-1, 258-pound Yulee. “It was amazing just to see how many fans were there. I was just really impressed.

”All the players treat each other like brothers. The coaches treat you like you’re their son. They really encourage you to do well on the football field, but also stress how important it is for you to get your degree.”

While he was on campus, Yulee was able to talk to the North Carolina coaching staff.

”I basically talked to all of them,” he said. “All of them came up to me and knew who was. They all told me that they had heard a lot of good things about me and I thanked them. I really appreciated it.

”I talked to (linebackers) coach (Ron) West the most. He said he wished I could go ahead and graduate so I could play for him. I also talked with coach (Larry) Fedora about how the program was going and he asked how I was doing. He also said if I came there, he could promise me some championship rings and a good degree. ”

Earlier this summer, Yulee said North Carolina and Clemson were his top schools.

”It’s still the same,” he said. “North Carolina and Clemson were two of my dream schools growing up. So was Ohio State, so I wish they would offer too. Those were the three schools I liked. But out of all the schools, I’d say Clemson and North Carolina are recruiting me the hardest.”

Now that football season is here, Yulee is looking forward to taking some college visits. He mentioned North Carolina, Clemson, Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Temple as possibilities.

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