Alex Rivers is ready for his time to shine at Woodrow Wilson
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The Woodrow Wilson football program has been down on its luck for some time. The Presidents finished the 2019 season with a 1-9 record. They defeated Lakeland in their opener, but lost nine in a row to finish their season. You have to go back to 2004 to find a winning season (6-4) and Wilson hasn’t made the playoffs in over 20 years.
Football is not a game where one man can have an impact alone, but rising junior quarterback Alex Rivers (2022 QB 5-10 150) has his eyes set on being the difference maker once the season arrives.
We caught up with Alex at the recruit757 Spotlight Exposure camp last week.
“(It was tough) in the beginning, but I went ahead and got in the zone and started getting everything right,” Rivers said. “This is an experience. (It’s good) getting to meet new people, learning new drills and getting good exposure.”
“I want (college coaches) to know that I’m on the road to go D1. I’ve been working pretty much every day. I’m very determined,” Alex explained.
His 3.5 GPA will serve him well. Alex doesn’t have an SAT score yet, but he’s working on that in order to secure his NCAA eligibility. From there, establishing relationships with college coaches is the next step in his plan. As soon as college football programs open to the public again, he’ll plan to make college visits in order to figure out what he wants to get out of his college years.
“(For me) it’s schoolwork first, athletics second. Grades pretty much pave the way for everything else, pretty much everything,” he said.
– Andy Hilton