Two-way standout Jaylon Redd has been one of our favorite players out West the last two seasons. He's a dynamic offensive player as a slot receiver and a lock down corner on the defensive side of the ball.
What always sets Redd apart is his toughness and competitiveness. People have questioned his size since he started playing football and he plays with a chip on his shoulder every time out.
On the recruiting front, Redd has three official visits set and is planning on an early commitment.
"I have Nebraska set for (Sept. 3), UCLA (Sept. 10) and Oregon (Nov. 11)," Redd said. "I'm going to visit Notre Dame too but I still need to work out the date. I'm planning to commit on September 25, that's my birthday, so I'm going to try and set it up for mid-September but I could still visit there after I commit too.
"I want to commit early so I don't have to worry about the stress of recruiting during the year and can focus on my season. If I have to take some trips after I commit though, I will. I have Oregon set up already so we'll see about that Notre Dame date."
There has been a lot of buzz since the spring that the Ducks are the team to beat here but Redd said he's going in to all the visits with an open mind and no leaders.
"I'm honestly not leaning anywhere right now," Redd said. "I'm open to all these schools, these visits will be big for me. I talk with Coach (John) Neal at Oregon a lot and we have a great relationship.
"The coach I talk with more than anyone is probably Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) at UCLA, they're on me hard right now. I also talk with Coach (Brian) Stewart at Nebraska and Coach (Todd) Lyght at Notre Dame a lot. I have some great options for sure so I'm just going to play this out and we'll see what happens."
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