Playing behind two seniors with scholarship offers his sophomore year, Dade City (FL) Pasco cornerback Jayvaughn Myers knew that the 2014 season would be his opportunity to assert himself in the high school and recruiting scene. He didn’t miss his chance.
Finishing with upwards of 40 tackles and successfully defending his end of the field, Myers is starting to hit his stride thanks to the increased reps.
“I just started playing more,” Myers told Scout.com. “I knew after they left I had to step in and fill the void.”
College coaches have taken noticed. The 6-1, 185-pound Myers is up to 14 scholarship offers, including a recent one from the University of Wisconsin.
“I really don’t know that much about them, but I know a little bit,” said Myers. “I like what they have to offer. The coaches seem cool.”
Myers says he excels in man coverage and that he is a physical corner. Considering he is the half-brother of five-star receiver Nate Craig over at Tampa Catholic, the two have had a lot of practice going against one another in workouts.
“I always am working on my feet because I have to keep my feet quick,” said Myers, who said he finished around 40 tackles last year. “I just need to get bigger, stronger and faster. That’s my goal.”
Myers doesn’t have a top list but acknowledged the offer from Florida was an impressive one. He was also offered by Mississippi State and recently visited Florida State but says his main focus is currently on his senior season.
“Last year I began to be a dominant corner,” said Myers. “My goal for my senior season is to be better than I was last season.”