Jadon Haselwood, the nation’s top-ranked wide receiver in the 2019 class who’s heading to Oklahoma, isn’t pleased with the current recruiting landscape and coaches leaves for other jobs after the Early Signing Period.
Once a Georgia commit, Haselwood called out the Georgia coaching staff During a recent episode of “InkTalk” and detailed why he ultimately skipped over the Bulldogs to sign with the Sooners beginning at the 10:03 mark of the video.
“I say my last visit really … they were just trying to make you too happy and just change when you get there. I know that was going to happen,” Haselwood said. “(Former Georgia OC Jim Chaney) sat down in our house and explained (how he was going to use me) and he gone.”
Chaney left Georgia for a job at Tennessee last week and according to Haselwood, had developed a relationship with him during his recruitment. Haselwood motioned to his mother to further explain his beef with Georgia, who says the Bulldogs’ staff was “fake” and her son made her realize that.
After Haselwood’s remarks went viral on social media when the video was published, he explained what he meant on film with a clarification tweet, doubling down on his thought toward Georgia:
Thank you… pic.twitter.com/7AUkqLmWv3
— Jadon Haselwood ?? ² (@jadon_haselwood) January 13, 2019
“The context that is going around was taking out of proportion from people who didn’t actually watch the show. On the show I clearly Stated that I felt UGA coaches tried to sell me a dram on how I would be used in the offense by a particular coach, and then the coach eventually left the school for another job. That was very fake to me and I said coaches are like use car sale man. In recruiting they demand loyalty from the players, but the coaches are not held to the same standard.”
Haselwood’s comments echoed nationally and detailed a disturbing trend in major college football.
Haselwood is a 6-foot-3, 195-pound pass-catcher from Ellenwood, Ga., rated as the No.1 receiver in the 2019 class and No. 6 player overall per the 247Sports Composite. With a skill set similar to Los Angeles Chargers star Keenan Allen, Haselwood’s 247Sports scouting report is impressive (via Barton Simmons): “Big, physical frame that could project seamlessly to safety. Still has room to fill out and get stronger but frame is there to be matchup problem on the outside. As good as anyone in 2019 class at jump ball situations. High points the football with strong hands and has quick-jump ability.
“Competent route-runner that uses his size advantage effectively to body smaller DBs. Has enough speed but is not a burner and wins with size and elite ball skills rather than separation. Played in run-oriented offense and was productive but will need more polish on the next level. Plays both sides of the ball in high school and could also be an elite safety. Impact high-level Power Five prospect with first round NFL upside.”