Brownwood (Texas) Brownwood High wide receiver and Longhorns commit Jaxon Shipley was a major reason why his team went 3-0 today on the first day of the 7-on-7 state championships in College Station.
The 6-foot-0, 185-pound standout was surrounded by reporters and scouts all day long, and for good reason. Shipley was undoubtedly the most dominant player out there.
Shipley displayed his great hands and body positioning for everyone to see. He consistently distinguished himself as a deep threat by getting behind his defenders and reeling in the fade routes that were thrown his way.
Although he is only 6-foot-tall, he plays much bigger than that. His exceptional leaping ability combined with great route running skills and body awareness make him a legitimate red-zone threat.
He was mostly thrown fades, fly's and dig routes all day long. He had a few miss-thrown passes come his way that gave him an opportunity to show off his ability to catch difficult low balls. He also showed great lateral movement with the ball in his hands and broke several tackles.
He showed everyone that the reason he got his Texas offer was because of his talents, and not because of his relation to his older brother and former Longhorn Jordan Shipley.
Shipley and Brownwood High will try and continue their streak of dominance as they begin play Newton High in the championship round tomorrow.