Jaylon Redd

Jaylon Redd's UCLA Visit Cancelled

Nov. 17 -- Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) four-star athlete Jaylon Redd had his official visit to UCLA cancelled for this weekend. Can Oregon hang on to the talented two-way standout?


You won't find too many players having better seasons this year than Jaylon Redd.

Redd is the heart and soul for one of the region's top programs and leads his undefeated Rancho squad in to the CIF Div I quarter finals this weekend against a very good Mission Viejo team.

Redd is rated as one of the nation's top cover corner prospects but has played primarily on the offensive side of the ball this year. He has rushed for 1,658 yards, averaging nearly 10 yards a carry and scored 24 touchdowns. He also has 18 catches for 133 yards and three touchdowns and returned three kicks/punts for scores as well.

Why Did Redd’s UCLA Visit Get Cancelled?

Redd committed to the Oregon Ducks back in September and took his official visit over the weekend. 

"I had a great visit, I still feel really good about Oregon," Redd said. "I know there's a lot of talk about Coach Helfrich but I think he'll be back. That's why I'm taking some other visits though, just as a backup option but Oregon is where I want to be.

"I visited before so I already saw the facilities and took campus tour but this visit I was able to spend more time with the players and coaches. The OC wants me to play receiver and the DC wants me at corner and it's kind of up to me to decide where I'll start off.

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"Eventually, I want to play on both sides but they said the plan for me is to  come in as a freshman, learn one side of the ball and master it before moving to the other side the following year. I've been a running back my whole life and didn't start playing defense until my sophomore and I really don't have a preference between the two right now."

Duck DB coach John Neal has been recruiting Redd for a long time and he said he has a very good relationship with the coaching staff.

"I talk with Coach Neal a lot," Redd said. "On my visit, I also spent some quality time with Coach Hoke and Coach Lubick and had some good one on one time with Coach Helfrich. 

"The fans at Oregon are really loyal. Even when the game started going bad for them, they all stayed until the end. I'm still going to take some more trips, like I said, I want to have options but I feel really good about being at Oregon and fitting in really well there."

Redd was originally scheduled to visit the UCLA Bruins this weekend but will no longer make that trip.

"I might re-schedule that one but I'm not sure right now," Redd said. "I do have Arizona State locked in for (Dec. 9) and I'm setting a visit to Arizona right now as well. I already visited Nebraska in September so I'll have one more trip open if I don't visit UCLA.

Why Did Redd’s UCLA Visit Get Cancelled?

"Right now, I'm focusing on our game with Mission Viejo this weekend. We really have to stay focused on this one. We need to stop their running game and win our one on one matchups on offense but I'm confident we're ready."

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