Player Primer: Jayvon Blissett
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2018 WR Jayvon Blissett is still waiting on that first offer, but is getting looks from FBS schools. We discussed playing other sports to stay in shape in the offseason, FBS schools showing serious interest in him and his upcoming visits.
You can find Jayvon on Twitter @CantguardJayvon.
Hoffman Estates, IL
Wt: 185 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
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LPI: Now that your season is over it’s already time to get ready for next season. What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?
JB: In the offseason, I really would like to build on what I have started. Everything starts in the weight room and continuing to get stronger. Track will help improve my speed and quickness as well. Lastly, I will continue to perfect my craft with receiver specific workouts as well as agility training before and after school.
LPI: You currently do not have any offers, but I think you definitely have what it takes to play at the next level. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
JB: I feel that I am a student of the game. I have a good knowledge about football overall and that helps tremendously on the field. On the field, my route running and speed aid in setting me apart from my competition. I also feel that I am a good leader. I try to lead by example most of the time and I’m working on becoming more of a vocal leader. My competitiveness and drive for perfection is key as well.
LPI: Which schools have shown serious interest in you?
JB: Central Michigan has been the school that has shown the most interest. Illinois, Purdue, and Iowa State have shown interest through the mail and email as well.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits coming up?
JB: I’ve visited Central Michigan and Purdue so far and I look forward to visiting those schools again as well as others in the future.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
JB: Throughout my career, I’ve been more of a quiet leader. I tend to lead by example and let my play do the talking. The next step for me is to become more vocal on and off the field and continue to set a good example for my teammates and classmates.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
Jaylan Alexander: Tremendous player that can do it all. Plays both sides of the ball extremely well and leads the team with his passion and dedication.
Austin Coalson: All-area quarterback as a junior. Makes plays each and ever game and leads our offense. Extremely competitive and has a passion for the game that is rare at this age.
Trevon Hall: He’s a great safety on our team who is an anchor for our defense. He can help in the run game and has great technique in the pass game. One of the best football minds on the team as well.
Anijel Jones: One of the best corners in our conference if not the state that nobody has heard of. Blazing speed and he just gets it done on the field as well as on the track.
Brandon Sheppard: Tons of potential. He was key to our offensive line and was progressed greatly in his 3 years so far.
Clevontae Jackson: Very physical and aggressive from the corner position. Not afraid to make tackles and hold his own in coverage.