UCLA offers Arkansas 4-star CB commit Jaylon Braxton
Frisco (Texas) Lone Star four-star cornerback Jaylon Braxton received an offer from UCLA on Monday night. The Arkansas commit announced the news over social media.
Braxton is the No. 115 overall prospect and No. 13 cornerback in the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 24 player in Texas.
On3 rates Braxton higher than other recruiting services, according to the Industry Comparison. Per the 2023 On300, he is the No. 53 overall prospect, No. 8 cornerback and No. 9 player in Texas.
The 5-foot-11.5, 164-pound defensive back committed to the Razorbacks on July 9. Braxton is the highest-ranked recruit in Arkansas’ 2023 recruiting class, which ranks No. 18 in the 2023 On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings and No. 8 in the SEC.
Meanwhile, UCLA’s 2023 class ranks No. 52 in the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings and No. 8 in the Pac-12. The Bruins have a pledge from one cornerback in Los Alamitos (Calif.) three-star Ethan O’Connor.
Braxton has an On3 NIL Valuation of $5.8K. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.
Jaylon Braxton On3 Scouting Summary
The following is the On3 Scouting Summary for Jaylon Braxton:
“Two-way player who has a well-rounded skill set as a cornerback prospect. Measured 5-foot-11.5, 167 pounds with a 6-foot-1.5 wing-span prior to his senior season. Tests as a good athlete in the combine setting, running an electronically-timed 4.62 second 40-yard dash. Also runs well on the track with a 10.83 second 100 meter time as a junior. Primarily plays off coverage for his high school.
“Shows a solid break on the ball. His experience as a wide receiver aids in ball skills as a cornerback, where he’s able to come down with arms-extended interceptions. Shows a willingness to get physical as a run defender. Flashes his athleticism as a return man. Has a slighter build at under 170 pounds and will need to add some mass at the next level. Also is not overly long for the position.”