Pac-12 Schools Stand Out for Redd

Apr. 2 -- Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) defensive back Jaylon Redd is one of the top players out West in the 2017 class. He's a two-way player but has been playing mostly defense this spring and has shown why he's such a highly coveted corner prospect...

Jaylon Redd is a talented sophomore who looked good at corner and running back last season. He has very good speed and explosiveness and is a playmaker with the ball in his hands. He doesn't have great size but is a tough, physical player and has an edge to him. He always competes at a high level and was in lockdown mode all day at the Passing Down tourney last Sunday.

On the recruiting front, Redd is sitting on five offers right now with his most recent one from a school he liked a lot growing up.

"USC offered me in early March when I was up there for spring practice," Redd said. "That was a huge one for me because I liked USC growing up and they have great history, tradition and prestige. They've been to so many Rose Bowls and won National Championships.

"I talk with Keith Heward a lot but Coach Sark was the one who offered me. At the beginning of practice, he said to stick around so we could talk afterwards. When practice was over, we went back to his office and he told me they wanted to offer so it was a great day."

Redd's most recent unofficial visit was to UCLA.

"I had a great time, I love that staff a lot," Redd said. "Growing up, I liked UCLA a lot too, I didn't have a preference between them or USC. They were one of the first schools to offer so I wanted to get down there and check out the place and it was awesome.

"It's a beautiful place and I loved the atmosphere. They're recruiting me as an athlete but I mostly talk with Coach Meat (Martin) so I'm assuming they like me more as a corner. I'll play anywhere though, corner, running back, receiver, kick returner, it doesn't matter, just as long as I'm playing."

Two other Pac 12 schools have Redd's interest as well.

"I want to go check out Arizona State in a couple of weeks," Redd said. "Washington wants me to visit on April 11 and I would love to do that as well. I'm not sure if that's a Junior Day or what's going on but if I can get out there, I definitely want to. I don't know much about Washington so hopefully I can visit.

"I really like ASU a lot and have a good relationship with the DB Coach. I've talked to some people who have visited there and everyone talks about the great atmosphere and how much they liked it. They have a great coaching staff and they're on the rise.

"Right now, I'm open to everyone and not close to narrowing my list. I'm going to go through the process, take all my visits and won't be making a decision until my senior year."

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