Closer Look at 2017 Scout 300 4-Star Receiver Laviska Shenault Jr.

Feb. 15 -- Scout provides a closer look at 2017 four-star receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., the No. 184 overall prospect in the Scout 300...

Laviska Shenault Jr. first caught our eye during the 7-on-7 season and did not disappoint this past fall during a breakout junior campaign.

Shenault Jr. moves all over the formation for a DeSoto High School squad that produces as much FBS talent as any program in the state of Texas. As a junior, Shenault Jr. played tight end, H-back, outside receiver, and slot, providing DeSoto with a well-rounded, intense player regardless of where he played.

Colleges took notice, too. Since mid-December, Shenault Jr. has landed offers from LSUOklahoma StateUCLAArizona StateColorado, and most recently Kansas State. LSU was his very first offer.

Shenault Jr. finished his breakout junior campaign with 28 catches for 494 yards and three touchdowns, averaging more than 17 yards per catch.

Below is a breakdown of Shenault Jr.'s game:

Shenault Jr. is a versatile pass-catcher who has played several roles for his high school team, but likely translates best at the next level as an outside receiver. Plays tight end, H-back, outside receiver, and slot for powerhouse Texas high school program. Good size with enough space on frame to get bigger. Tough, well-rounded player who knows how to block from perimeter and a 3-point stance. Deceptively good long speed. Not a dart-and-dodge receiver, but flashes a strong stiff-arm and straight-line speed to be capable of pulling away from DB's once he's in the open. Can improve quickness off the ball when split wide. Overall, a high-major receiver prospect with toughness and versatility that is not easy to find. - Gabe Brooks

  • Strengths: Blocking ability, body control, route-running skills, strength, toughness
  • Areas to improve: Separation, position-specific experience

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