Jonathan Echols

  • Pos TE
  • Height 6-6
  • Weight 225

Prospect Info

  • High School IMG Academy
  • City Bradenton, FL
  • Exp 2024 - ...

USF Bulls

  • Jersey #11
  • Class FR

As a Prospect


  • Class 2024
  • Committed 12/8/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 01/21/2023

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Reminds Us Of

Noah Fant Seattle Seahawks

Has the testing numbers and athletic profile that scouts covet. Initially was graded out as an EDGE, but has made it very clear that he views himself as a tight end on Saturdays and not a pass rusher. Quickly made a name for himself during his first semester at IMG Academy, posting a laser-timed 4.8 in the 40-yard dash to go along with a 4.5 short shuttle and a 120-inch broad jump at the national powerhouse’s annual Pro Day. Spent the bulk of his junior campaign working as an h-back and jumbo slot receiver in a run-heavy attack, but did line up attached every now and then. Initial burst combined with a longer stride allows him to cover a ton of ground. Not exactly polished as a route runner, but knows how to get to his spots and slip underneath defenders as he crosses the field. Hands have improved over the past six months or so, but extra work on the Jugs machine will help. Must also eventually add mass to a slender frame if he’s going to move defenders out of the way at the Power Five level. Overall, should be viewed as one of the more unique prospects in the 2024 cycle. Will likely get a chance to play offense at the school of his choice, but ceiling might ultimately be highest on defense with his length (81-inch wingspan) and balance.

H.S. Athletic Background

Originally from Georgia. Competed in track and field events as a freshman (200m, 300m hurdles, HJ, LJ and 4x100).
2022: Transferred into Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy for 11th grade year. Totaled multiple sacks during team’s spring intra-squad scrimmage, but spent bulk of junior season working at tight end for an Ascenders program that finished the season ranked No. 5 in the MaxPreps Top 25. Caught 2 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown against Miami Central. Also caught two passes against Salt Lake City East, Phenix City Central and West Toronto Prep.
2021: Two-way player for Franklin (Ga.) Heard County getting snaps at QB, WR, TE, DE and LB. Passed for 231 yards while rushing for 348 more yards. Also accounted for 181 receding yards while accounting for 7 TDs on offense. Defensively, registered 25 tackles, 6 QBH, 3 sacks and a PBU per MaxPreps.
- Andrew Ivins

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