Jayshaun Ethridge is a kid we have followed closely for several years. The ’23 athlete came into high school among the more athletically gifted and explosive players in his class and has remained the same way throughout. This kid would be a steal for many programs at the college level. He brings an element of burst, speed, and explosion it is hard to match. You either have it or you don’t. This guy has it!Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball‘s Chief of the Scouting Division
Jayshaun Ethridge is former Kentucky Future Star who went on to become a high-school football, two-way star and who, throughout his career, has exhibited an array of skills, both on the field and in the classroom. Matter of fact, Ethridge reminds us of one of our favorite stories.
We knew a guy heavily involved in the college football recruiting business who was fielding a call from a college coach. This coach was consumed with frames, many college coaches are the same.
He had called my friend about a prospect who trained with him at his well known gym. This prospect may have been a tad out of frame for where he projected but the prospect’s height was not something being widely disseminated.
Anyway, coach asked my friend, “But how tall is the kid?” My friend answered him, “I don’t know…how tall is 4.4-seconds in the 40?”
Well the kid being discussed went on to be a star at UK on the football field. His height never again was discussed or even a point of concern. His production was all which mattered.
In the end production is what will define a player’s career. Not his height, length, or any other barrier we commonly construct to shield worthy kids from gaining opportunities.
Ethridge is super fast. He is a 4.41-second, 40-yard dash guy.
On the field, he was among the team’s leaders in TD’s rushing, TD’s receiving (1st), receptions (tied for 1st), and scoring (1st). Defensively, and he was playing 5A football, he was among the team leaders in tackles, TFL’s, and INT’s.
Frame-wise, he seems right where he should be for a guy who could play anywhere in college from slot on offense, to corner or safety on defense to go along with returning both punts and kicks. Ethridge is 5’10,” weighs in around 180, and sports a 3.8-GPA.
Now we know the GPA is not frame-related. We just like throwing in 3.8 GPA’s when we can, we don’t get much opportunity.
Have we mentioned he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds? This guy, with what he brings to the table on and off the field, is certainly worth a look.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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