This week we kick off our first Champions Corner article where we will feature the top recruits to know and the latest recruiting news in Texas High School football. Typically the way the series will work is a different class each week will be featured. For example every first week of the month we will feature 2024 recruits, and then the second week of the month we will feature 2025 recruits, and so on and so forth.
So coaches, if you are looking for some of the top recruits to know about. This is the place you want to be weekly every Tuesday and Thursday unless notified otherwise. Without further ado, the first recruit we feature is a ball-hawking cornerback and safety from one of the toughest divisions in high school football in Texas and one of the powerhouse programs in the state from Katy high school (6A).
Jed Olotu-Judah (24’) | 6-1 / 176 | DB | Katy
Jed is a defensive back with impressive size, talent, and film. His technique and footwork at the cornerback position are in need of significant improvement. However, with his next-level size at 6-foot-1, nearly 180lbs, and long arms, lengthy-athletic frame, Jed looks like a solid FBS/FCS division I caliber prospect flying under the radar at the moment. Jed plays in one of the toughest divisions in high school football, and at a great powerhouse program for Katy with coaching that produces top-tier talent. This is why we feel strongly enough to suggest that Jed firmly projects to be an FBS-caliber recruit and would be an excellent addition to any team at the next level. He displays a tone of potential as a jammer defensive back who plays very physically, and it shows in his play in tackling ability. Jed is an excellent form-tackler in the open field and is not afraid to lay the lumber flying downhill to light up ball carriers. With his excellent awareness of the field,Jed has a high football IQ, and his plays shows he studies film and can sniff out plays quickly to come up with big stops in the backfield for TFL’s, or in the open field. If Jed’s technique and footwork, along with other things continue to improve there is no doubt he could be a highly ranked and stared player like his peers. His ability to contribute on defense and on special teams almost makes him elite, Jed could project to be a recruit that ends up on a lot of radars, and college recruiting boards.
What Stands Out
- Height & size are excellent relative to pst at the next level.
- Long arms, and lengthy-athletic- frame, ample for adding more mass to.
- Plays in the toughest division and at a powerhouse program in Katy HS. Receives good coaching.
- Very physical in the style of play, a hard hitter at times, with the potential to be a jammer defensive back.
- Can jam wide receivers on the LOS and knock them off routes. (needs improvement)
- Displays good awareness on the football field and can make a play on the ball by pat down or INT.
- Displays excellent form tackling. Not afraid to make a play in the backfield, and can rack up TFLs.
- Showed he studies film on opponents and can make a jump on a play. Can bait the quarterback to throw his way, or sniff out plays, and come up with a big stop.
- Shows good speed and agility. Lateral speed/agility needs improvement. But can cover good ground.
- Has FBS/FCS (division I) talent/size / and skills, however, is very raw and needs improvement technique-wise.
Could play corner safety.
Link to profile: Jed Olotu-Judah Recruit
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