Jacolby Spells

  • Pos CB
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 170

Prospect Info

West Virginia Mountaineers

  • Jersey #28
  • Class JR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2022
  • Committed 7/4/2021
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 03/07/2021

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting


4-7 Round Day 3

Reminds Us Of

Kayvon Webster Houston Texans

A track athlete with elite foot speed that has broken 10.8 in the 100-meter dash multiple times. Pushing 5-foot-11. Started prep career off as a wide receiver before transitioning to cornerback where he started as a junior for an American Heritage team that won a 5A state title. Sound drive mechanics allow him to quickly change directions and beat the ball to the catch point. Offensive background makes him rather competitive when it’s a 50/50 situation. Relatively smooth in his backpedal for someone still learning how to be a full-time defender and is able to open his hips up while still gaining depth. Can recover from most missteps in a split second given his burst, which is a valuable attribute to have in an era where most offensive coordinators are looking to air it out. Has experience playing both press and off-man coverage. Not the most physically imposing prospect at first glance given his leaner build, but a solid high-to-low tackler that will gear down to make a stop in the open field. Must continue to evolve as a player and keep improving his technique over the next few years, but has the skillset to develop into a coverage specialist for a Power 5 program that’s able to work both inside and outside. Extra gear likely to eventually draw looks from scouts at football's highest level.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also runs track. A regional qualifier in the 100-meter dash as a sophomore and a junior. Also member of 4x100 team that finished 4th at 2A state track meet as a sophomore.

2020: Made transition in the spring/summer to cornerback. Totaled 32 tackles and an interception for a Patriots team that captured a 5A state title. Played in a secondary that featured fellow Top247 cornerback Earl Little Jr. and Miami signee James Williams.

2019: Played primarily offense at American Heritage. Caught 25 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns.


  • - Speed 10
  • - Hips 8
  • - Ball Skills 8
  • - Change of Direction 8
  • - Instincts 7
  • - Tackling 7
  • - Size 7
  • - Physicality 6
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