Talented linebacker Jaylin Alderman loves Arkansas visit

By Otis Kirk
on 2024-04-25 10:59 AM

FAYETTEVILLE — Louisville linebacker Jaylin Alderman was very impressed with what he saw during his official visit to Arkansas.

Alderman, 6-1, 230, was in Fayetteville for first time taking an official visit. The visit wowed him.

“The visit was a great visit,” Alderman said. “Great facility. Great tradition and great family like program. Coach T-Will is a great coach. I’ve got a great relationship with him. I have a great relationship with Coach (Sam) Pittman.”

Since this was your first time to be in Fayetteville, was visit much nicer than you even envisioned?

“It was definitely a lot better than I envisioned for me and my family,” Alderman said. “It was a lot different coming here expecting some great things. Yeah it was great.”

Arkansas has competition for Alderman following an outstanding 2023 season. At Louisville, Alderman had 62 tackles, 31 solo, seven for loss, 1.5 sacks and two pass breakups.

“I have a visit scheduled for Miami later today,” Alderman said. “Other schools are interested, but that’s what I have right now.”

Alderman said the Arkansas visit will give him something to compare others to.

“It definitely moved Arkansas up,” Alderman said. “I look more to Arkansas as a program. Definitely Arkansas is on the rise and moved it up for me.”

Travis Williams is the defensive coordinator and assisted at linebackers by Jake Trump. Alderman is impressed with both of them as well as Deke Adams, Marcus Woodson, Deron Wilson and Sam Pittman.

“They all work together,” Alderman said. “Very family like program. Always working together. Always talking. Just together.”

Alderman played high school football at Valdosta (Ga.). Arkansas currently has eight available scholarships for the Class of 2024.

(Last updated: 2024-04-25 10:59 AM)