Klein Cain's super-sophomore emerging as national recruit
Having an ear to the ground as it relates to Houston football recruiting, you hear things early.
"Have you heard about this kid dominating the Klein Little Leagues?" which turns in to "You have to see this kid… in the seventh grade."
I've heard it for nearly two decades working for Rivals.com and finding VYPE a decade ago. Street legends of kids dominating the pre-varsity landscape. Most fizzle out, but the name Jaydon Blue continues to trend.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound sophomore RB has all the tools to be an elite recruit under the direction of coach James Clancy at Klein Cain.
New school Klein Cain is in its embryotic stages, but coach Clancy has a sophomore class that is loaded that includes Blue, WR Matthew Golden, QB Carson Roper and DT Lukia Rawls. Golden is a can't-miss DI inside WR, who will start receiving offers in before the end of the season. Roper is going to grow into the position and has huge upside, while Rawls is a run-stopping tackle.
"Blue is special and he's going to play football as long as he wants to," Clancy said. "What he did on the freshman football field last year was just stupid."
His talent has translated to the varsity level, having rushed for over 320 yards and a pair of scores in two games, but it was his 10.65 time in the 100-meters as a freshman during a track meet that shocked the recruiting world.
"He had that momentum coming off the track season and every college coach coming in here wanted to see him," Clancy said. "He has great awareness as a running back. He's a football junky from watching a ton of film to arguing with his buddies about Fantasy Football."
Boom, he gets an offer from Arizona State.
"I told coaches who came to see him that if you don't offer him, it will be too late," Clancy said.
The cat was let out of the bag Saturday 7th in Austin after the LSU vs Texas game. Coach Tom Herman came to Blue and gave him a "real" offer.
"I've been on Jaydon since he walked on this campus," Clancy said. "Even in the seventh grade, I've was on him, just preaching. Why? Because I knew where this was going."