As a Recruit
KJ Bolden earned all-state honors in 2022, playing both ways for Buford, one of the top high school football programs in the country. He was also named as the Defensive Back of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett. “KJ Bolden is an elite talent,” On3’s Director of Recruiting Chad Simmons said. “He’s a guy that’s a versatile athlete. Some schools like him at safety, some at wide receiver.” Not only is Bolden talented on the football field, but he is also an all-around athlete. Bolden finished in the top 10 in the Georgia 6A State Meet for the 100-yard dash as a freshman, as well as helping the Buford 4x100-yard dash relay team set a Georgia state record his sophomore season.
Reminds Us Of
KJ Bolden's well-rounded skill set reminds us of Minkah Fitzpatrick. Bolden's size, athleticism and two-way playmaking ability is similar to Fitzpatrick at the same stage. Fitzpatrick was more of a cornerback at the high school level, while Bolden lines up at safety more often.