Klein Cain superstar running back Jaydon Blue is rated as the No. 1 recruit in the country by Rivals. He has regular phone conversations with Tom Herman, Lincoln Riley and Ed Orgeron. But he had to overcome injury to get to this point.
Would you believe that who many consider to be the top junior running back in the country didn’t play football in junior high?
Well, technically, he played, but not like he was expecting to.
Jaydon Blue not only dislocated his right knee in the first game of his seventh grade season, which caused him to miss the rest of the year, but dislocated the same knee in the first game of his eighth grade season.
Two season openers. Two knee dislocations. One kid asking himself, ‘Why, again?’
“I was running to the outside and tried to plant,” Blue said of the second incident. “When I planted, my leg just stuck in the ground and snapped.”
His doctor told him that if an injury like that ever happened again, there was a likelihood that he might not ever play football again. Ever.
Prior to junior high, Blue’s exploits on the youth football scene had already made him somewhat of a local star around Houston. He was simply better than everyone else.
So by the time the second injury occurred, even for as young as he was, there were those doubting his future. He was that big of a deal already.
“When the injury happened I never doubted myself, but most people did,” he said. “I had faith in myself that I was going to come back even better. I zone stuff out like that. But that’s what made me work even harder. I wanted to change people’s minds.”
Oh, he’s definitely done that.
In two seasons at Klein Cain High School, Blue has impressed enough to be tabbed as the No. 1 running back in the country for the class of 2022 by Rivals and the No. 4 RB overall... [read the full article at TexasFootball.com]