Junior Clips, Analysis of Kansas 4-Star Receiver Pledge Devonta Jason

Scout provides junior highlights and analysis of Kansas four-star receiver pledge Devonta Jason, a Scout 300 prospect.

The above video features junior-season highlights of 2018 four-star receiver Devonta Jason.


Devonta Jason, WR, New Orleans Landry-Walker

Size: 6-3, 211

Recruiting: Jason committed Feb. 4 to Kansas. He also has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, West Virginia, and others.

Rankings: Scout ranks Jason as the state of Louisiana's No. 2 receiver in the 2018 class and the No. 20 wideout nationally. He's also No. 121 overall in the 2018 Scout 300.


Devonta Jason is a matchup problem for opposing defensive backs because of his frame and his ball skills in traffic, especially in red-zone situations. Jason has proven to be a red-zone ball-winner who consistently high-points the ball for difference-making plays. At 6-foot-3, he shows impressive body control as he adjusts to the ball mid-flight.

Already owning college-ready size, Jason has a big frame with a large catch radius. He often can simply "box out" defenders thanks to his size. He does a good job catching the ball with his hands away from his body. Jason is not a true top-end burner, but he plays with adequate burst after the catch, though he can improve his ability to consistently separate pre-reception.

Overall, Jason is one of the top receivers -- and prospects, regardless of position -- in the state of Louisiana for the 2018 recruiting class. - Gabe Brooks

  • Size/frame
  • Body control
  • High-pointing
  • Red-zone weapon

Areas to Improve
  • Separation
  • Top-end speed

Junior highlights

The Opening New Orleans (March 2016)

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