It’s not a secret that kids in Oregon can sometimes go under the radar, especially when playing at a smaller school. That said as Jaxon Jedrykowski (5-10 165 So. Safety) should be considered one of the top Sophomore’s in the state at any level, and a future 4A conference and state player of the year candidate.
The standout from Gladstone went off this past season, accumulating some of the best numbers in the region, while helping the Gladiators to a state quarterfinal appearance. His 41 tackles (34 solo), 6 INTs, 6 PBU’s, 3 tackles for loss, and 1 kick return for a TD made everyone stand up and take notice.
Speaking on his goals moving forward Jaxon says, “I would like to consistently just get better as a football player, focusing on specific mental aspects of the game such as knowing where the ball is going to be, or where the offense is going to attack”. He added, “I think that’s what can elevate any football players game and that’s what I would like to improve on.”
Jaxon comes from a football family with his dad JJ Jedrykoswki being one of the best players ever to come out of Southern Oregon University. He is currently coaching and teaching at Central Catholic. Much like his father Jaxon plays with a no non sense demeanor. He recently showed up at an EForce Football 7v7 tryout and locked up a host of D1 athletes. Separate from Max Lenzy (Offers: Oregon, Oregon St) he was arguably the most impressive DB in attendance.
Referencing the off season and some of his expectations Jedrykowski says, “I’m motivated to get better and excited about the chance I have gotten, being selected to be a part of the best 7v7 team in the Pacific Northwest in EForce”. He continued, “I’m ready to go and compete as it can be difficult getting your name out there coming from a 4A school… I think EForce will make that much more possible.”
Every year it’s great to see kids who defy the odds. You can’t teach heart and Jaxon has a lot of it. Expect to see him listed among Oregon’s top athletes regardless of classification.