KJ Bolden

  • Pos S
  • Height 6-0.5
  • Weight 187

Prospect Info

  • High School Buford
  • City Buford, GA
  • Exp 2024 - ...

Georgia Bulldogs

  • Class FR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2024
  • Committed 12/20/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 01/06/2024

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Reminds Us Of

Eddie Jackson Chicago Bears

Playmaking defensive back that made an impact in all three phases of the game for one of Georgia’s top high school football programs. Projects best as a deep safety that can erase mistakes and prevent touchdowns with his range and instincts, but has also shown that he’s quick and fluid enough to hang as a slot defender or outside corner. Speed and agility constantly shows up on tape, which isn’t surprising given decorated track and field background: bronze in the triple jump as a sophomore after qualifying for states in the 100-meter dash as a freshman. Owns more of a wiry frame at this stage, but is surprisingly physical and not afraid to deliver a blow. Still, additional body armor is only going to make him more effective as an open field tackler. Baits quarterbacks into making bad decisions and has the timing/judgment to jump routes. Picked off four passes as a senior, but did most of his damage on offense, scoring 15 times on that side of the ball. Could always get a look at wide receiver, but potential to play both man and zone coverage at a high level is only going to elevate a defense, especially when you factor in his football IQ and explosive movements. Should be viewed as one of the top overall prospects in the 2024 cycle and a future difference-maker for a Top 25 program. Ability to line up at multiple spots in the secondary while also contributing on special teams is likely to have him on the field sooner rather than later. NFL upside.

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  • Evaluated 01/21/2023 Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting Read

H.S. Athletic Background

Also does track and field events.
Captured 3rd in the triple jump as a sophomore at the Georgia 6A state meet with a 45-11.50 effort.
As a freshman, posted a personal-best 10.76 in the 100-meter dash. Also went 10.81, 10.99, 11.07 and 11.18 in the 100 as a freshman. Opened junior year up with an 11.13 in spikes.
2023: MaxPreps All-American. Region 8-7A Defensive Player of the Year. Two-way player at Buford, which went 11-2 and made the quarterfinals of the Peach State's AAAAAAA playoffs. Totaled 33 tackles, 4 INT and 3 PBU on defense. Caught 30 passes for 663 yards and 14 TD on offense while also rushing for a TD. Also returned a pair of kickoffs for scores.
2022: MaxPreps Junior All-American second-team selection. Totaled 43 tackles on defense. Helped Buford go 11-1.
2021: Got snaps on both sides of the ball for a Buford squad that won a AAAAAA title. Averaged over 20 yards per catch on offense.
2020: Participated in the FBU Freshman All-American Bowl.
-Andrew Ivins

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