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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Jaylen Waters signs with the Golden Gophers

Jaylen is officially a Golden Gopher!

Vitals:

Name: Jaylen Waters
Position: Inside Linebacker
Hometown/School: Copperas Cove (TX), Copperas Cove
Profile: 247Sports Profile // Scroll of the Sworn!
Rating: - 0.8364 Composite Score

How he fits:

Jaylen is a thumper who will be asked to flow downhill through the A and B gaps, take on fullbacks and interior linemen and play tough in the trash. Not a sideline-to-sidleine or a drop linebacker, Waters will bring the lumber through the middle.

Chances to play in 2015:

Everett Williams saw playing time as a true freshman last season but middle linebacker is not at all settled with Damien Wilson graduating and Cody Poock recovering from an ACL tear last spring. Waters may be a redshirt candidate but could also fit a special teams role and deep backup at MLB this season if the staff burns all of the redshirts (they've proven they'll burn all of the redshirts).