Wearesc: So Keith, which schools do you like right now?
Rivers: I like USC,
Wearesc: Can you give me a quick thought or two on each school, starting with SC?
Rivers: (On SC) Great tradition, Miami, the chance to play for a championship every year, Florida, close to home, good school, Georgia, great school and Notre Dame, they have a lot of great tradition too.
Wearesc: So is USC your leader as rumored?
Rivers: Yes they are.
Wearesc: Would you say that USC is a strong leader?
Wearesc: I understand that you were born in
Rivers: Yeah, I was born in
Wearesc: So do you still have family in Ca?
Rivers: No, my father was in the military, so….
Wearesc: Gotcha, so which state do like better,
Wearesc: So is leaving home going to be a big factor in choosing a school?
Rivers: No, It's not going to be too much of a factor.
Wearesc: Have you talked to coach Carroll?
Rivers: Yeah, I have. He's a nice guy, an excellent guy.
Wearesc: Is early PT going to be a factor for you?
Rivers: Yeah, I'm looking forward to trying to be an impact player early. I'll see about that at USC when I get to the camp there this summer and talk to them about that, but I think that they have a lot of players playing early, such as Mike Williams from
Wearesc: What camp are you referring to?
Rivers: I believe it's the four-day camp in June or July.
Wearesc: Do you know anything about the tradition of wearing #55 at USC?
Rivers: A little bit, not that much.
Wearesc: Would it be a big deal to you to wear that number?
Rivers: Nah, I mean. It would be great, but….
Wearesc: Do you play MLB or OLB?
Rivers: I play middle, but coach Carroll said I would probably play outside at SC.
Wearesc: Do you also play RB?
Rivers: Actually I don't, but this upcoming season I'll be playing a little FB.
Wearesc: Do you play any other sports?
Rivers: Yeah I do weightlifting.
Wearesc: What are your best numbers in that sport?
Rivers: I won conference in the bench with 345 lbs. and a 290 lbs. clean and jerk.
Wearesc: What were your stats from last year.
Rivers: Hold on one second, its kinda long……160 tackles, 105 solos, 55 assists 11 tackles for a loss, 6 sacks and 1 interception.
Wearesc: Ht., Wt., forty time?
Rivers: 6-2, 220, 4.5.
Wearesc: What would you say are your strengths as a Linebacker?
Rivers: Probably speed and vision, reading the OL…
Wearesc: Anything you'd like to work on?
Rivers: Um..Probably a little more explosion in my hits.
Wearesc: Are you looking to commit early?
Rivers: I really want to go through the recruiting process. I'll probably commit on the 5th (Feb.)
Wearesc: Would it be okay if we called you up in a month or two to check in?
Rivers: Yeah, definitely. Call anytime….
Wearesc: Thanks a lot Keith.
Rivers: Thank you.