Combo Guard Working

Actions will always speak louder than words. This combo guard is letting his play on the court do the talking for him and the Texas State Staff is watching.

In the recent Austin GASO, there wasn't a game that Jaylen Shead didn't have 20+ points. He continued to work on the court and let everything else come at it's own pace. The 6'2" 170lb guard is starting to draw attention and his play has already netted one offer from Cal Poly. Texas State, Abilene Christian, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin are programs that have all shown interest in the Connally High School prospect.

With the live recruiting period upon us, Shead knows he has to consistently work and get better. Everything else will fall into place.

"I've been working on getting stronger and developing my game more. Mainly on the offensive side, I know I can play defense. I can defend almost anybody. I've been working on my shot, mid range game, and attacking off the dribble," said Shead.

Most schools are recruiting him as a combo guard, both at the point and shooting guard. It's something that he feels comfortable with and doesn't mind playing either.

The Bobcats are keeping tabs on him as Assistant Coaches Terrence Rencher and Jim Shaw are tracking him. Shead also attended Coach Kaspar's recent elite camp a few weeks back.

"I know my dad said he's talks to Coach Rencher one to two times a week. The talent at that camp was out of this world. Competitive wise it was really good. I liked the campus a lot. I really liked talking to Coach Shaw and Rencher," said Shead.

With the live period now cranking up, don't be surprised to see more interest and offers come Jaylen's way. He himself is not taking a rushed approach, his parents have told him whenever he's ready to make a decision is fine with them. His high school coach would prefer a decision by September so he can enjoy his senior year and not have to worry about it.

On the floor Shead can be aggressive in scoring as a two or facilitate as needed at the one. His athleticism and quickness are a key to having a defensive prowess that can also cause problems for opposing guards. Whether its' the 1 or 2, Shead is drawing attention and interest will continue to grow.

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