Landon Walton has plenty of size, power, strength and versatility @LandonWalton71 @CoachFields01 @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

Line of scrimmage play and dominating throw events; we call that versatility

’25 OT/DT has shown plenty of the characteristics coveted in LS play

Landon Walton wears No. 71 and, at 315-pounds, his presence is pretty hard to miss. He is 6’3,” carries a 3.2 GPA, bench presses 275, squats 450, and power cleans 255. He is on the track & field team in the throw events which exhibit both power and explosion, two excellent characteristics to have to play on any team’s LS. This kid shots the put 40-10.5 ft. and throws the disc 129-2 ft. This guy is poised and prepared for a big senior year.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

Highlights

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We have been featuring versatility this offseason. There are positions in football which don’t have much in the way of statistical data to pour over when making decisions. Offensive line is one of those positions.

We wrote about Zander Daniel a few weeks ago. He is a young big ready for launch across the Jaguar front when East Jessamine opens play in 2024.

We talked about the Jaguars finished 2-9 but just a handful of points away from 8-3. As we said then, not all 2-9s are equally constituted.

We like the stature, frame, length and power of the line of scrimmage the Jaguars are putting together this offseason

Friday Night Fletch

We like the stature, frame, length and power of the line of scrimmage the Jaguars are putting together this offseason. We believe, should they work in the weight room commensurate with a championship level of effort, the boys from East Jessamine may put together a fine season in the coming Fall.

Landon Walton is among the “bigs” we have been monitoring. Walton lists 275 on the bench, 450 on the squat, and 255 on the power clean among his primary lifts. These numbers are upper level, though not elite, among players at his position and stage of development. The squat and power clean tell us something that the field events in track & field confirm.

This prospect is explosive and powerful, particularly his lower half. Walton has a personal record of 40-10.5 ft. in the shot put and tosses the discus 129-2 ft. Both efforts evidence explosiveness. Both evidence power.

Walton has a personal record of 40-10.5 ft. in the shot put and tosses the discus 129-2 ft

Information obtained from a school generated, publicity flyer

The power clean is an athletic lift. The best power cleaners on a high school football team are usually 2nd and 3rd level defenders and RBs, TEs, and thicker WRs on offense.

Bigs (or linemen) struggle, somewhat, with the lift because of the athleticism, bend, and hip flexibility required. We told you that to demonstrate something to you: the fact Landon Walton can power clean 255-pounds when he benches 275 is somewhat impressive to us out of a 315-pounder.

Here are our conclusions. Walton is athletic and mobile. Walton is explosive and has near elite, lower-half power and explosion. Walton has a near D-1 frame for interior OL deployment.

Up to what does all that add? From where we are sitting, an opportunity for the Jags to have a fine ’24 season.

This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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