• Georgia Tech
  • Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
    Hard Commit - 5/1/2021

Jaron Willis

  • Pos OLB
  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 220

Prospect Info

  • High School Lee County
  • Home Town Leesburg, GA
  • Class 2022

Player Rating

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0.9393

247Sports

92

Crystal Ball® Predictions

  • Expert Averages
  • Georgia Tech 76.9%
    7 High
  • Florida State 23.1%
    8 High
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Scouting Report

Evaluated 02/20/2021

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Comparison

Mike Jones Jr. Clemson Tigers

Looks the part with his chiseled physique. Appears to already be pushing 225 pounds. A tweener of sorts that has spent much of his high school career lined up at safety, but is likely to transition into a more traditional linebacker role at the next level given how he’s built. Owns smooth redirection skills and always seems to be flowing towards the football. Instinctive player at this stage in his development that’s quick to read and react. Strikes with authority, exploding through his target. Takes fast angles downhill. Straight-line speed allows him to close gaps and make stops outside the hashes. Excels in coverage and is capable of keeping pace with tight ends, running backs and even some slot receivers. Doesn’t have much experience filling gaps, but is an effective blitzer that gets home more times than not. Will need to learn how to stack and shed at the next level, but brash style of play suggests he won’t shy away from trench warfare. One of the more intriguing defenders in the Peach State for the 2022 cycle given how he moves like a safety, but looks – and hits – like a linebacker. Likely to emerge as an in-the-box type of defender that’s able to play all three downs. Could also be utilized as more of a hybrid rover depending on the defensive scheme. Has a chance to be a multi-year starter for a Power 5 program.

Athletic Background

2020: Got snaps primarily at DB for a Lee County team that went 10-2 and made AAAAAA state title game.

Skills

  • - Coverage ability 9
  • - Striking Ability 9
  • - Instincts 8
  • - Play in Space 8
  • - Athleticism 8
  • - Pass-rush ability 7
  • - Tackling 7
  • - Size 7
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Year
2020
TOTAL
Tck TFL Sck PBU Int
57 9 2 6 2
57 9 2 6 2
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