High School standout and now JC Linebacker Ivan McLennan, originally from Lawndale, CA is the latest to put in his pledge to the Crimson and Gray, making back to back days with a commit from a really solid linebacker. Via twitter McLennan confirmed to us that he will be in the 2013 class. He was drawing serious interest from Oregon, SDSU and Kansas, as well as from WSU of course.
@ShavonnaMarie tweeted WSU Sports Blog this picture:
Just this morning I talked about needing more help in the front 7 and here is a HUGE second step. McLennan is a beast of an LB at 6’3, 220 and has incredible instincts in the run game as a middle linebacker. He also runs a 4.5 40 which is really fast for a MLB, giving him the flexibility to move to OLB and cover in the pass game. He was one of the top standouts in the Gridiron Football Academy Combine and Big Man Challenge in Southern California. Really intriguing pickup for the Cougs and I actually wouldn’t be totally surprised if he is a prime candidate to occupy Travis Long’s “Buck” position in the future. Also, because of the situation at LB for WSU, I’m sure Ivan is a prime candidate to receive significant playing time right away Wazzu. For whatever reason he had to go to JC before entering the college ranks, so here are some of his Leuzinger HS highlights from 2010.
More highlights of McLennan are available @ Hudl, and those are from his FR season at El Camino CC.