What Raylen Wilson brings to Georgian football


A busy July continues for the University of Georgia as Raylen Wilson announces her college decision.

Following a disengagement from the University of Michigan, the inside linebacker from Tallahassee, Fla., is retiring from the open market after committing to the University of Georgia.

Wilson is a four-star prospect, according to 247Sports. The 6-foot-2, 213-pound linebacker, from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, is the No. 17 player overall in Florida and the No. 5 linebacker in the nation, according to 247Sports.

However, other than the ranking he holds, what does Raylen Wilson bring to the Georgia linebacking room? Well, let’s take a look.

Anyone with 139 tackles in a season clearly has a flair for football, with the instincts and physical ability to associate with it. Although when you watch Wilson on tape, it doesn’t take long to remember he’s under 11.0 seconds in the 100 yards, a standard metric for elite speed at the college football level. This speed is evident on Friday nights and will certainly translate to the college level.

The 6’2 measurements certainly catch your eye, they tick the box essentially required in Georgia these days at the position – they haven’t signed a linebacker under 6’2 since Nakobe Dean in 2019. However, that’s the length of the arm that caught my eye. His ability to be effective as a pass thrower and block eliminator comes from his ability to extend and use his length. He’s played most of his career in a top-down fashion as a blitzer, running thumper and relentless football chaser with no real catalog of cover responsibilities.

The lack of coverage history might be concerning given the responsibilities given to Georiga’s inside linebackers, but Wilson’s athletic profile indicates he should be able to handle the task. Especially considering he was a dynamic threat in the high school rematch.

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Georgia Football 2023 Commits

  • Pearce Spurlin, ET
  • Raymond Cottrell, WR
  • Bo Hughley, OL
  • Lawson Luckie, ET
  • Gabriel Harris, OLB
  • Joshua Miller, OL
  • CJ Allen, LB
  • AJ Harris, DB
  • Justin Rhett, DB
  • Peyton Woodring, PK
  • Daniel Harris, DB
  • Raylen Wilson, LB

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