Jaylen Heyward

  • Pos CB
  • Height 5-11.5
  • Weight 180

Prospect Info

  • High School Rockledge
  • City Rockledge, FL
  • Exp 2024 - ...

UCF Knights

  • Class FR

As a Prospect


  • Class 2024
  • Committed 8/8/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 01/03/2024

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Versatile athlete with impressive track markers (10.68 in the 100-meter dash) that can likely play a variety of different roles in the secondary at the next level. First made a name for himself in the youth leagues as a running back before settling in as a defensive back. Has been deployed primarily as a cornerback throughout prep career and found some success in that role, but senior season tape suggests that his ceiling is probably highest as a low safety or slot defender given how he can help stop the run. Does a favorable job of getting off blocks at this stage, but is only going to get better in the box if he can add some mass to a rather slender frame. Produced his fair share of takeaways on Friday nights, but has to get better with his eye discipline and route anticipation. Should be viewed as a potential multi-year starter at the Power Five level.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also competed in track and field events.
Two-time state qualifier in the 100-meter dash, placing 9th as a sophomore and 14th as a junior at 3A meet.
Owns personal-bests of 10.68 (2.0) in the 100, 21.60 in the 200, 53.63 in the 400, 33-8.75 in the TJ and 18-4.25 in the TJ.
2023: Two-way player as a senior for a Rockledge squad that made Florida’s 3S playoffs. Got snaps primarily at CB and RB. Totaled 22 tackles, 3 FF, 3 FR, 2 INT and 2 PBU on defense while accepting for 341 yards of offense (313 rushing, 118 receiving) and 3 total TD per MaxPreps. Named to 247Sports’ All-Combine Team for the National Combine in January.
2022: As a junior, racked up 44 tackles, 8 PBU, 3 FF and 2 INT on defense while also rushing for 350 yards and 2 TD. Helped Raiders go 9-3.
2021: Played offense and defense as a sophomore. Credited with 35 tackles, 6 PBU and 3 INT.
-Andrew Ivins

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