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Texas Longhorns Make The Cut With 4-Star Episcopal WR Jaylen Waddle

Episcopal WR Jaylen Waddle has narrowed his list to 12. Find out what programs are still in the mix with the four-star slot receiver.

Four-star WR Jaylen Waddle released his Top 12 schools Wednesday evening, and the Texas Longhorns have made the cut.

https://twitter.com/D1__JW/status/865016821128216576

Texas joins Mississippi, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, LSU, GeorgiaTCU, FloridaMiami (Fl), Oregon, Alabama and Florida State in the speedy slot receiver's favorites list.

Scout Evaluation - Jaylen Waddle

Jaylen Waddle is an electric playmaker in Texas' private school football who has verified speed in the low 4.5's. Waddle lacks ideal size and will need to bulk up once he's in college, but he possesses athleticism that is hard to come by. He flashes impressive short-area burst to separate from defenders in the vertical passing game and also free himself from would-be tacklers in close quarters. He's a player who owns both good top-end speed and impressive lateral mobility. Waddle can take the top off a defense from an outside receiver position, or turn short gains into big plays in the screen game and short middle thanks to his elusiveness and speed. Despite being a slot-sized receiver, Waddle can sometimes go up and win balls over defenders. Waddle will garner Power Five conference recruiting attention because of his skill set, which also translates to special teams in the return game. He's one of the more fun players to watch in Texas for the 2018 class. -- Gabe Brooks, Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Analyst.

Strengths

  • Downfield Threat
  • Elusiveness with Catch
  • Quickness off Line
  • Slot Ability
  • Speed

Areas to Improve

  • Size
  • Strength

http://www.scout.com/player/208106-jaylen-waddle

 

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