Platform Spotlight: Class of 2025 Linebacker Jayden Shelton

    Written By: Marc Henry @marchen44

    Jayden Shelton put on a superb defensive performance versus Kimball, showing that he is one the top linebackers in his class. He has all the attributes that college programs covet. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure. Let’s dive into what makes Jayden Shelton a player that college programs fine attractive.

    Jayden Shelton, a class of 2025 linebacker from South Oak Cliff, is raising the bar high for South Oak Cliff this season. Standing at six-foot-one, with an athletic frame, he possesses the physical attributes desired in a linebacker, including great length and broad shoulders. However, it’s his on-field abilities that truly set him apart.

     Jayden has instincts that can’t be coached. Shelton stands out as an active middle linebacker with exceptional vision. His ability to read, diagnose, and react to plays quickly showcases his high football IQ. These skills enable him to be a key playmaker on the defensive side.

    His stout performance in the run game, combined with the ability to play fast from sideline to sideline, makes him a force. Shelton’s capability to maintain excellent leverage while pursuing the ball carrier allows him to be disruptive to opposing offenses.
    Jayden is a thumper who embraces contact. His love for physicality contributes to his effectiveness in stopping plays and causing turnovers.
    In a big win against Kimball, Shelton had a standout performance with 10 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 2 tackles for loss, and one pass breakup. This demonstrates his status as a target for top-tier college programs. This kind of game-changing ability is what recruiters look for in a linebacker and Jayden has racked up more than 20 offers.
    Shelton’s combination of athleticism, football intelligence, combined with his on-field production positions him as a highly sought-after 3-Star rated prospect. His impact on the South Oak Cliff defense and the attention he’s receiving from prestigious college programs around the country are clear indicators that make a player that will be on everyone’s radar.

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