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2022 ATH Jaylen Sulton One To Watch

September 8, 2019
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Jaylen Sulton‍ wasn’t able to make it to Notre Dame’s camp this summer, but the 2022 Mississippi athlete plans on trying to make it next year.

“I really like Notre Dame,” the 5-foot-11, 190-pound sophomore says. “I feel like you really have to be a student-athlete to go there. I really like Notre Dame.”

The Horn Lake High School standout knows a bit about the Irish.

“My brother is a really big fan of them and he was like, ‘When your offers start rolling in, you’ll really know you’ve done something if you get Notre Dame,’” says Sulton, who has landed early offers from Tennessee and Memphis.

“One of my friends actually just committed there, Caleb Offord‍.”

A fellow Mississippi native, Offord has had nothing but positive things to say about Notre Dame.

“He really likes it,” Sulton says of Offord. “He feels like it’s the best place for him. That sounds pretty good, so I’ll see what happens.”

Sulton says he’ll “definitely” try to visit South Bend in the future.

“Probably just how my family adapts to the environment around there,” he says when asked what he’ll be looking to see.

“If they feel that’s a really good place for me to be, whatever my family thinks about it.”

Sulton is grateful for the early offers from the Volunteers and Tigers.

“First of all, it’s a blessing just to have colleges looking at me this early,” he says. “I know sometimes I forget that I’m so young, but I don’t really think about that when I’m on the field. It’s just a blessing. I’m just thankful for it.”

Sulton could play a number of positions, including running back, receiver, safety and returner.

“Right now, I’m getting recruited as a running back, but I’ve had a couple coaches ask me if I could play another position,” says Sulton, who has impressed college scouts with his athleticism and elusiveness.

He’s taken a handful of visits already.

“I’ve visited a couple schools, not too many though,” he says. “I’ve been to Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Memphis and TCU. I really liked TCU. I’ve been to the University of Florida too.”

He plans on hitting more schools in the coming weeks.

Sulton already has a good understanding of what he’ll be looking for in a college.

“Whatever is the best fit for me at the time. I don’t really look at depth charts and stuff like that because anywhere I’m going to go, I’ll have to compete for the spot. It’s pretty much wherever I feel it would be most comfortable for me to excel and get a good education.”

 
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