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River Lakey

Prospect 2023

Twitter: @lakey_river
HS: Frederick High School (CO)
Pos: RB/CB
Height: 5'11
Weight: 175
40: 4.6
Bench Max: 270
Squat Max: 400
Shuttle: 4.57
Vertical: 30 inches
Class: 2023 (High School)
EA365sports Rating
National State
5 34 11
Scout Grade:  88


River is decisive back with big-play shiftiness and explosiveness. Has a style that translates very well to the college level and he is physically ready to contribute. Possesses great body structure and a compact, solidly-built frame that can absorb punishment -- and dish it out. Has a good burst with top-end speed, but he can still take it the distance or break off a big gainer on any carry. Runs with patience until he finds the downhill seam, then he turns it on. Flashes great pop and explosion through the hole with quick feet and sudden change-of-direction and jump-cut in tight spaces to avoid tacklers. Rare combination at high school level: lateral agility and quickness to bounce out of a cloudy hole with the burst to get the corner when needed. Very difficult to line up for a direct shot through traffic and when defenders do, he is extremely difficult to take down. His legs and body never stop on contact. Low center of gravity, impressive power-base and balance allows him to absorb a hit and keep his body and legs driving forward. A hard runner who will initiate contact in a bruising, aggressive style that will wear down a defense and make smaller back-seven defenders think twice about coming up to tackle him. Consistently falls forward with his great momentum and finishes runs. Has a big-play element to his game as well. Gets through tight in-line seams quickly allowing him to split closing defenders and burst frequent runs into big, open field gainers. Reaches top speed quickly and is a sharp speed cutter who gears down little avoiding tacklers while keeping downhill momentum and following the shortest distance to the goal line. Flashes good top-end speed -- has a deceptively longer stride for a compact frame – he has that elite second gear that colleges are looking for. Appears more elusive in tight areas of traffic than in the open field. Overall, River has good receiving skills, is a solid blocker and strong downhill runner who combines great power and footwork for optimum production. A every-down back who should have a prolific college career if he lands in a power-running offense and is featured as the back.

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Recruiting By

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Wyoming University X Benjamin Rohaly
Bethany College X Shawn Kincade
Southwest Baptist University X Coach Niccum
Eastern New Mexico University X Erick Hernandez
Chadron State College X Coach DeSanti
Eastern Washignton University X Jase Butorac