M.J. Rivers (© Greg Powers)

Recruiting Update with Three-Star QB M.J. Rivers

Scout caught up with three-star quarterback M.J. Rivers, who is making an adjustment to playing at a new school while also balancing the recruiting process.

M.J. Rivers, a 6-foot-4, 213-pound quarterback made the move to Frisco (Texas) Lone Star over the off-season and on Monday he went through his first spring practice with the new squad.  


"It was fun," Rivers said. "We came out and we tried to execute. We got a little sluggish at the end, but we are going to come back out with some more juice."

"I think I have improved upon my accuracy and my footwork in the pocket, I am just going to keep getting better at that."  

"It just comes natural," Rivers continued as he recapped his adjustment. "Just the energy that I bring and a positive attitude it just kind of falls into place. 

On the recruiting front, Rivers has an offer from Iowa State and has been on the radar of a number of other programs as well. He spoke about the schools that are most serious about him at this point in his recruitment. 

"Tennessee and Houston are the ones who are on me the most right now," Rivers said. "They show me the most love. It is actually really good. I talk to both of those schools at least once a week, twice a week." 

"Rice has been out here to see me twice now, they are starting to show more interest."

As a junior in 2016 at Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Christian Academy, Rivers completed 165-of-252 passes for 2,234 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushed for 1,361 yards and 20 scores. 

Rivers is the son of former NFL player Marcellus Rivers, who played his college football at Oklahoma State

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