Player Spotlight: Kellan Wyatt
Outside Linebacker prospect Kellan Wyatt at approximately 6’2” 202 lbs. is a well put together young player. The Class of 2022 recruit currently plays for Archbishop Spalding and has a bevy of talent that he displays at his position. Last season was a step in the right direction for Kellan Wyatt to further establish himself […]
Outside Linebacker prospect Kellan Wyatt at approximately 6’2” 202 lbs. is a well put together young player. The Class of 2022 recruit currently plays for Archbishop Spalding and has a bevy of talent that he displays at his position. Last season was a step in the right direction for Kellan Wyatt to further establish himself as a quality player. Which is why it was great to be able to reach out to Kellan Wyatt recently and discuss a multitude of topics. Topics ranging from aspects of his game to his overall goals going into next year. This article will look to elaborate on the information I was able to learn from this young linebacker.
The first topic we discussed was his strengths as a player at outside linebacker. When I inquired about what he considers strengths of his game, they were all keys to a good linebacker. Wyatt stated, “My strengths are my ability to fly to the ball, along with my length and size.” On film all these are on full display and standout noticeably. Wyatt is around the football in some capacity on film consistently. Allowing him to make plays on the football whether they be interceptions, forced fumbles, or tackles for loss. Wyatt’s length and size allow him to be a rangy linebacker allowing him to make plays in coverage as well as at the line of scrimmage. As he has the reach to tackle defenders that may get past him initially, while also being able to cover more space out in the open field. Wyatt strengths complement the position he plays well which helps him maximize his production.
I then asked about what part of his game he would most like to improve. He responded, “I would like to improve my footwork a little more.” Meaning Wyatt wants to be smoother with his feet in pursuit and in coverage. Improving this part of his game will only advance his game further at his position. Specifically bettering his footwork will make him more effective in man coverage as a linebacker when he is asked to do so. It will also help him be even better in run defense as this will improve his quickness and balance when committing to run fits. Improving this aspect of his game will only make him an even more dangerous playmaker.
I then wanted to learn about what college offers he has received recently. While also discussing some of his goals for this coming high school football season. First in terms of the current college offers he has received the two schools he mentioned were University of Maryland and Syracuse. This gives Wyatt two solid options to mull over in terms of college programs, making it now 4 total offers from college programs. As far as goals for the coming year Wyatt had one specific goal he stated. Explaining, “My goal is to beat the tackle making record at Spalding.” Meaning Wyatt wants to set the record for tackles in a season for Spalding. Which will further prove how often around the ball Wyatt is as a player. A trait many scouts will and always love in defensive players, especially linebackers and safeties.
Kellan Wyatt is a recruit that has a lot of ability and work ethic to succeed at his position. He has the physical tools but should also bulk up as he matures to become a more physical player. With a strong season this coming year interest in him will only increase. As the 4 offers he has now will rise significantly. Wyatt just needs to continue to play hard and if he improves more in coverage, he will establish himself as a well-rounded linebacker. Translating to far more notoriety in the area and nationally for his play.