Ball carriers and wide receivers steered away from the middle of the field when Chesapeake (VA) Indian River junior inside linebacker Jaquan Yulee stood across from them last season. Despite teams going out of their way to avoid him, his presence was still felt as he recorded 25 tackles for loss, nine sacks and three interceptions in his junior campaign.
With that high productivity and big frame, many schools have come calling and offering the talented linebacker prospect. The latest offer came from Wisconsin, and although he’s not too overly familiar with them, the Badgers are a school he wants to learn more about.
“My head coach told me about the offer,” Yulee told BadgerNation. “They couldn’t offer me till they saw my grades and they impressed them. I don’t really know much about them but from what I heard they are a good school. I do think I might visit in the future. I’m just blessed to receive one from them.”
The first commit and the recruiter of the Badgers’ 2016 recruiting class is four-star running back Antonio Williams. He has been in contact with the newly offered 6-2, 240-pound Yulee for awhile and the idea of possibly teaming up together in Madison has definitely crossed his mind when considering Wisconsin.
“He told me that it was a really cool place, the football team is like family and they really care about football down there,” said Yulee. “I would want to play with him. No doubt do I think we could dominate. With him on offense and me on defense, yes sir we could.”
Yulee sits as the No. 2 inside linebacker in the nation and a four-star recruit with over double digit offers.