Jaylon Redd

4-Star athlete Jaylon talks Ole Miss visit

Jaylon Redd out of Rancho Cucamonga, CA., took in one last official visit to complete his visit tour. The trek down to Oxford, Miss., placed the Rebels right in the thick of it before his final decision comes on signing day.

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"I've got to go back to the drawing board," Redd said. "I'll get to the house and go everything with my family. I'll just look at the negatives with each school. Look at the opportunities by their depth charts."

The race is now down to three schools.


"It's between Ole Miss, Oregon and Arizona State. Most definitely. I'll probably just release my decision on signing day around noon. I have a lot of thinking to do. There's a lot on my mind right now. I just don't know."

Ole Miss jumped in the game when they hired Cal wide receiver coach Jacob Peeler. The relationship between the two got Ole Miss in the door. The visit only furthered his interest in the Rebels.

"This whole trip was about me coming down here and seeing what type of environment they have. I wanted to see how the coaches were, how the players were, and just see if I could connect with them. It was better than I thought it was going to be because it's so family oriented down here. Coach Freeze is a player's coach. He's just one of the guys that loves his players. He doesn't try to be somebody. That's what I love about him. Coach (Phill) Longo is a great guy too. We talked in depth about their offense and how I would be used. The same things with coach (Jacob) Peeler. We've always clicked."

The No.1 quarterback in the2016 class was his player host.

"Shea Patterson took me around everywhere and introduced me to so many people. I really like how they have their town mapped out. They have this place called the square that is amazing. Everybody hangs out there and eats and socializes. I really liked Oxford. I also know It would be a big opportunity for me to play with Shea. I know all about Shea. They want to use me at running back and slot. They also told me they didn't have any returnees and wanted me help them out in that area. They have a good plan for me."

All three schools plan to use him at running back/slot.

"My vision is really good, and I have great short area quickness. I need to still work on my top end speed, but it's getting there. I play bigger than my size too. I'm real tough."

Oregon and Arizona State want to use him on both sides of the ball.

"They want me to play nichol too. I don't care. It's just more opportunities for me if I play both sides of the ball. I'm more natural at running back though."

Which school needs Jaylon the most?

"That's the thing they are all about the same. All three could give me good opportunities. That's what makes the decision so tough.


Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com


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