Jaylen Waddle, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound wide receiver from Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal is a speed demon with a 4.37 40-yard dash that was confirmed at the UA Houston camp on Sunday.
Last year his team featured two Class of 2017 national-level recruits in DT Marvin Wilson (Florida State) and OT Walker Little (Stanford), but this year Waddle will be the center of attention after strong 2017 season where it seemed like he scored almost every time he touched the football.
"I am excited," Waddles said of the upcoming year. "I am excited to see what our OC does to come up with ways to get me the ball. I plan on getting the ring this year and not just coming in second place."
"I have been working on everything. My route running and getting off the line and just being aggressive attacking the ball. I am coming with it this year."
With an offer from Mississippi State on Tuesday morning Waddle is closing in on the 20 offer plateau. He recapped some of the standout moments so far.
"UT I was excited because Coach (Tom) Herman was the one who gave me my first shot at U-of-H, so am excited to see what he does. A&M, I was one to be an Aggie growing up. Oregon is like a dream school, a big-time school."
FSU has also extended an offer and of course 'Big Marv' is in his ear on the regular about the Seminoles.
"Every day," Waddle said with a laugh when asked if Wilson was recruiting him hard to FSU. "That is every day. Just talking and talking about Florida State."
Waddle will take his time with the recruiting process.
"I am thinking about my top five probably this summer and I will commit sometime after the season or during the season," Waddle said.
On Sunday, Waddle starred at the UA Camp in Houston, securing an invitation to compete in the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game.