Jahleel Rivas: 5’11 170 Wideout/Defensive Back
When you turn on the tape of Rivas, the first thing that you notice is his ability to track the football in the air, and the awareness to make a big-time interception in the endzone, off of a deflected pass. The fact that he sees time as a wideout is evident, due to his ball-tracking skills, in addition to the way he attacks the ball, as if the quarterback were in fact throwing him the ball. He is rarely out of position, and is always on the pass-catcher’s hip to make big plays. Is not afraid to come up and make the one-on-one tackle. Does a great job of reading the plays, and then attacking where the ball is going, whether it be for a tackle or a turnover. Possesses the speed and the overall ability to play sideline to sideline and does a great job of shutting down big plays. Is versatile enough to play wideout or safety at the next level, and do so at a high level. Can play soft or tight coverage, and sheds blocks to react to run plays with ease. Always attacks the near-hip of the ballcarrier, and does a great job in man coverage as well. Has the speed and versatility to split out wide and cover bigger receivers, or stay inside and cover the quicker, slot guys. Does a great job of reading plays and can really lay the hammer on opposing players.
We also did a Player Spotlight on Rivas, where he talks about the upcoming season, and details more information about him, which can be found here.
You can easily see why Rivas is currently the #9 ranked player on Post Grad Recruits, with the abilities that he is able to showcase. We feel as though he will have a great season with Northeast Georgia Prep, and be a highly sought after player once the 2021-2022 football season is complete!
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