Jaylen Early is a 6’5 280 pound offensive tackle from Duncanville, TX.
The Class of 2022 prospect attends Duncanville High School and has a 90 rating (4*) from 247 Sports. They consider him the 224th best player in America (20th best OT and 27th best player in Texas).
Early already has offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas, Texas A&M, and USC, among others.
In late April, he was offered by Florida State:
Blessed to announce that I have received an offer from Florida State University! @CoachAAtkins #OneTribe #GoNoles @CoachJoe_Ndvill @HawthorneCoach @CoachShelton10 @CoachSamuels11 @Duncanville_Fb #Offerville #D1ville pic.twitter.com/xHvM0VvIeu— Jaylen Early (@EarlyJaylen) April 28, 2020
TN caught up with Early after the offer to learn more:
What was your reaction to the FSU offer?
“I was excited to get the offer.”
Who called and what was that conversation like?
“I talked to Coach Lock (Director of HS Relations), and then Coach Atkins. Coach Lock told me they were interested in me and had me contact Coach Atkins. My conversations with Coach Atkins have been great.”
Do you mind taking us a little deeper into your convos with AA—what have made them so great?
“Coach Atkins is very knowledgeable and honest. I like what he plans to do with the o-line at FSU and how I fit in. He’s given me a few pointers to improve my game.”
How cool was it to see FSU offer Big Cam, as well?
“It was real cool. The possibility of playing at the college level with Big Cam would be great.”
Are you planning to visit FSU when the Dead Period’s over?
“If the opportunity to visit comes up, I’ll try to get there. Maybe me and Big Cam can check FSU out together.”
How would you describe your game?
“Fast and aggressive.”
What player(s) do you model your game after?
Final one for now: what are the biggest things you’re looking for in a school?
“The culture of the program, academic success, and relationship with the coaching staff.”