Matthew Alviti (6'0/170) of Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Ill. is a
4-Star quarterback who chose Northwestern after considering scholarship offers
from Notre Dame, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Illinois among others.
Aliviti's listed size grabs a scout's attention right away. He's undersized. But
at 6'0+, he's more than tall enough for the college game, and he has a skill set
that has him play much bigger than his listed height and weight might suggest.
One reason why he plays bigger is simply because he's fearless. Sometimes
discretion can be the better part of valor at the quarterback position, but
Alviti doesn't play reckless. He plays fearless. He stands calmly in the pocket
surveying all of his options downfield, and he'll run the ball between the
tackles and fight for yardage in the trenches.
As a runner, his height, or lack thereof, is actually an advantage. He has a
good center of gravity and doesn't expose himself to a lot of big hits in
Alviti has a good, not great, but good arm to make the necessary throws. He
makes very quick reads and gets rid of the ball quickly.
He's not a prototype passer, but for a team looking to run a variation of a
running/option spread, West Coast quick read passing game, Alviti may be the new
See him in action in this presentation by FOX Sports Next:
Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.
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