Texas Excessive Faculty Soccer: Klein Cain’s four-star run Jaydon Blue skips senior season
Klein Cains (Houston) four-star running back Jaydon Blue announced on Twitter Thursday that he was skipping his senior high school football season so he could focus on academics and the next level. The Texas engagement in 2022 was a selection of the first-team MaxPreps Junior All-America, after completing 2,155 yards and 30 touchdowns in 11 games last fall.
He helped lead the Hurricanes to an 8-3 record and rushed at least 200 yards in six games. Blue made up over 1,600 meters on the ground and 16 points in the second year.
“Football is a brutal sport and the wear and tear associated with the RB position is undeniable. I plan to take this time to focus on my academics while improving my off-field training “explained Blue on Twitter. “This is a gradual step in the hope of one day fulfilling my NFL dream.”
Blue has shown throughout his high school career that he has a bright future ahead of him to potentially be a big hit at college and NFL levels. It was the top rated return at 247Sports for the 2022 class and was number 31 overall.
He leads a strong 2022 class in Texas and joins the Longhorns a month after hiring Steve Sarkisian in January.
Last season, some seniors opted out of playing because of the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty about what a season would be like. Additionally, some states have moved the season to spring and many top recruits have enrolled early in college instead of playing their senior year.
It will be interesting to see if Blue starts a new trend in high school football where more top recruits choose to suspend their senior season in order to prepare for the next level and rule out the possibility of serious or career-related injury.
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