Tampa, December 11, 2018- Class of 2021 defensive back and wide receiver, Jordan Oladokun is the next big, up n’ coming two-way athlete, who favors his uncanny skill-set in the secondary. The Cowboys may have not had the 2018 season they’d strived for, closing out at 7-4 and 4-2 in their district, but, the most surreal part about the hints he’s given us is- he’s just getting started. With two of the most significant HSFB years in his career still to be written, it’s clear as day he’s going to be a PROBLEM for upcoming opponents lining up against him. Here’s a detailed picture of what this versatile back has accomplished thus far and his eye-popping capabilities down the line.
For starters, Oladokun’s second-year Hudl film screams high prospect potential; Jordan high points and comes down with most all the passes he contests with his 5’11” 168-pound stature. As a young defensive back, you have to be patient in your execution and allow plays to develop, and he wraps his head around that concept very well with impressively precise timing over routes. He’s also fully able to contort his body and track the pigskin; adjusting to routes most anyone else would’ve bit on prematurely- that in itself is a great quality to already have down pat at this stage.
His knack for finding the football got him cordially invited to the Under Armour All-America Camp Series- an amazing opportunity to rep Tampa football and receive some well-earned recruiting exposure among elites, along with professional mentorship (and some sweet Under Armour gear from head-to-toe, of course). If the last name sounds familiar, you might’ve heard it at the collegiate level too- his older brother, sophomore quarterback Chris Oladokun, plays for University of South Florida.
According to MaxPreps, in his sophomore debut for Gaither, Jordan accumulated 16 solo and total tackles, 37 punt return yards, responsible for 18 scoreboard points with 3 pick-sixes along with 149 return yards on a 7-interception season; that’s 2nd best in their 7A class and tied for 4th best in the sunshine state- putting some pizazz back into the 813!
He was a Wildcat before transferring to a Gaither Cowboy, as he played for Academy at the Lakes as a raw (not the new, inexperienced kind of raw- checkout this stat-line), 5’10” 158-pound freshman. Last year, he amassed 33 solo and 45 total tackles, 2 pancake blocks, 210 return yards on 11 INTERCEPTIONS, had an interception AND punt return TD, forced a fumble and recovered 3 defensively.
On the opposite side, he collected 73 rushing yards on 17 carries, 7 receptions for 130 yards tallying 2 TD’s, and even threw the pigskin, seamlessly, with 5 completions on 5 attempts for 67 yards, a QBR of 177.1 and 4 passing touchdowns to his name, collecting 724 all-purpose yards – in his FIRST SEASON?! Oladokun assisted the Wildcats’ #1 state ranking and 11-1 overall record, dominating at 7-0 in their league. He also participates in basketball, baseball (crushed national averages in baseball by the way) and football as a 3-sport athlete, I might add- this dude is any and everywhere, sheesh.
The kid just does it all- sky’s the limit for his extreme talent and I’m excited to see the progression and where he can set the bar in his upcoming junior campaign for Gaither and beyond.
Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor