JaShon Waddy is a 5-11, 166-pound, two-star cornerback from Angleton who committed to play at Texas State on June 15, 2015.
What Waddy lacks in size, he definitely makes up for in speed. That is, after all, how he ended up getting a scholarship offer to attend and play football at Texas State.
It was at a summer recruiting camp last year that the Bobcats held when they got a good look at his speed first hand. After Waddy posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.5 seconds, then coach Dennis Franchione, offered him a scholarship on the spot.
Waddy didn’t waste time on making a decision either, a few days later he committed to the Bobcats. He spoke with Keff Ciardello of Bobcats Insider and said “he was surprised, but that’s what I came to camp for(a chance at being offered a scholarship), so not too surprised.”
“I had been waiting for that for awhile, so it felt good,” said Waddy. Prior to committing to Texas State, Waddy was getting looks from SMU, UNT, UTSA, SFA, Utah and Abilene Christian and also held offers from Army and Air Force.
I had a chance to catch up with Waddy recently and asked him how he felt about the hiring of head coach Everett Withers. “I like the hire a lot, it really got me excited,” said Waddy.
I asked him what he planned on working on this summer to improve his game. “I plan on doing a lot of footwork drills,” he said. “Staying in the weight room, and to work on my speed I am running track.”
I asked him if he ever once reconsidered his commitment since the day he originally committed and he said “no, I never reconsidered.”
Along with playing cornerback, Waddy also spent some time playing offense at the running back and wide receiver positions, as well as return punts for special teams for Angleton.
He finished the 2015 season with 51 total tackles, 42 of them being solo, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 9 pass breakups and 1 defensive touchdown.
He was not used too much on offense but he finished the year with 190 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 211 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown.
This kid can flat out play. If the Bobcats can find a way to get him involved in all three phases of the game like Angleton has, he may become a nightmare for opposing teams on offense and defense.