Jonathan Paylor

  • Pos ATH
  • Height 5-9
  • Weight 170

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  • High School Hugh M Cummings
  • City Burlington, NC
  • Class 2024

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Evaluated 08/08/2022

BrianDohn
Brian Dohn National Recruiting Analyst

Projection

2-3 Round Day 2

Verified size with room to add weight and mass. Speed shows in form of track times in sprinting events. Ran 55 meters in 6.45 seconds and 100 meters in 10.7 seconds. Won class 2A state titles in 100, 200 and 400 meters. Productive early in high school career with 655 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 68 carries and 936 receiver yards and seven touchdowns on 42 catches. Could play receiver in college but shows ability to line up in backfield. Plays in all three phases. High-level athleticism shows on tape. Rarely comes off field for Cummings. Is most natural at running back. Shows patience and vision. Runs through arm tackles and has speed to finish plays. Coaching staff does good job in getting him isolated in space and he wins one-on-battles. Slippery in space and can make tacklers miss. Shows sure-handedness. Can stretch defense east-west and make big play with one-cut ability. Has a physical element to his game. Is impressive after catch and has speed to turn short pass into big play. Knows how to set up defender on release off line of scrimmage as receiver but has to continue to develop route running technique. Getting out of breaks and gaining separation needs development. Has to continue to work on high-pointing ball down the field. Could be impact player for Top 20 program. Early round NFL draft potential.

Athletic Background

Also competes in track and field.
Posted a personal best of 6.41 in the 55 meters during the 2023 winter track season
2022: Was prolific during his 12-game junior season. He rushed for 1,054 yards and 17 touchdowns on 77 carries, caught 27 passes for 725 yards and five touchdowns and he surpassed 300 yards in return yardage.
Defensively, he had 18 tackles and intercepted three passes.
2021: Carried 68 times for 655 yards and five touchdowns, and caught 42 passes for 936 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games. Also made seven tackles on defense.
2020: In seven games had 438 yards and four touchdowns on 60 carries. Caught 36 passes for 851 yards and 12 touchdowns.
--Brian Dohn

Won the North Carolina 2A state championships as a sophomore in the 100 (11.19) and 200 (21.96). Ran season-best times of 10.70 and 21.64. Ran several sub-11.00 100s in Spring 2022.
Ran a 10.77 100, a 21.84 200, and a 51.08 400 as a freshman.
- Gabe Brooks

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