Jayden Wayne is a sophomore defensive end from Tacoma, WA. He attends Lincoln High School and helped lead his team to a 4-2 record during a shortened sophomore season. Wayne currently stands at 6-5 and weighs 240 pounds.
During his six game season, Wayne accumulated 35 tackles, 2 sacks, 10 quarterback hurries, and 2 forced fumbles. On the offensive side of the ball, Wayne caught 3 passes for 91 yards. As a sophomore, Wayne is already a 4-Diamond prospect in his class, holds 24 scholarship offers, and has a high likelihood of finishing as a 5-Diamond prospect. What more can he do in his final two seasons of high school?
When asked, Wayne said he needs to work on his hand techniques, getting off double teams, and being more vocal. Wayne prides himself on his motor and how fast he plays the game. After watching his film and studying the way he plays, he is 100% correct. He has an amazing frame that he will continue to add to throughout his high school career. Wayne is a long, fast, smart, and contact-loving football prospect. Being a two-sport athlete in football and basketball, Wayne has lateral quickness, great hands, and the endurance to play on both sides of the ball without missing a beat.
As a sophomore, Wayne’s phone, email, and mailbox have been inundated with messages from colleges across the nation. He currently hears from the University of Washington, Notre Dame, Penn State, Clemson, Florida, Southern California, Alabama, and Miami the most, but he is still a young prospect, so expect many more schools to jump onboard the 'Wayne Train'.
When asked if there was anything he wanted to add and let coaches, fans, and the nation know about, he responded with this simple answer.
"I love competing and won’t shy away from the competition. I love spending time in the weight room and I want to do anything/everything possible to better myself. My goal is to play for a National Championship and to hear my name called in the first round of the NFL draft."
Jayden Wayne has the motor, frame, and necessary tools to accomplish the goals that he has set. At The Prototyp, we are excited to watch Wayne grow as a football player, a person, and a leader. Note, he still has two more high school seasons before he makes the jump to Division I football, but he will be ready. 6-foot-5-inch sophomores with his type of raw athleticism and mindset do not grow on trees! Wayne is bound to be a difference-maker and will soon make one university very, very happy.