Jalen Shead is a 6’4 240 pound tight end from Olive Branch, MS.
The Class of 2021 prospect attends Olive Branch High School and is unranked in the 247 Sports Composite List, although 247 has him as the 59th best tight end in America and the 18th best player in Mississippi. He has an 85 rating (3-star).
Despite the low ranking, Shead has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas State, Louisville, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, TCU, and UCF, among others.
In early June, he was offered by Florida State:
After a great talk and catch up with @ThomsenChris i am Honored to be offered by @FSUFootball @GoodpastureBall @Coach__Russell @MSUBills63 @CoachJRiley @YaBoyCoachJones @ChadSimmons_ @shauna_andrea @Xtreme_Auto6 @CoachECarter #GoNoles #LLQ pic.twitter.com/9cuS94DZFy— Jalen “Red” Shead (@shead_jalen) June 9, 2020
At the beginning of July, Shead narrowed his list to 10:
Boom!! and then there was 10.. All praise to the man above #recruitmentstillopen @ChadSimmons_ @Xtreme_Auto6 #LLQ pic.twitter.com/kdrgaeIBYl— Jalen “Red” Shead (@shead_jalen) July 1, 2020
Two weeks later, he cut it in half (Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida State Seminoles, LSU Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels, South Carolina Gamecocks):
And then there were 5.... (Recruitment Still Open) @Xtreme_Auto6 @ChadSimmons_ #LLC #LLQ pic.twitter.com/bo0bjWk6rb— Jalen “Red” Shead (@shead_jalen) July 17, 2020
Sunday night, Shead tweeted that he planned to cut his list to three on Monday afternoon and indicated a final decision would be forthcoming:
After i drop this Top 3 Tomorrow at 1, it’s decision time..— Jalen “Red” Shead (@shead_jalen) August 9, 2020
Will Florida State make the cut? Stay tuned to find out.
Florida State wasn’t included in Shead’s final three:
Who’s it gonna be... 3️⃣ @ChadSimmons_ @Xtreme_Auto6 #LLC #LLQ *Recruitment still open* pic.twitter.com/UfwMpRQiSO— Jalen “Red” Shead (@shead_jalen) August 10, 2020