Bishop Sullivan DB/RB Jayden Lilly (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
recruit757 Fab 30: Jayden Lilly – Bishop Sullivan #26
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The cabinet is certainly not bare at Bishop Sullivan Catholic.
There has been some buzz about high profile players leaving the school and going back into public school programs. While the Crusaders have had a few personnel losses, there is still an abundance of talent at the school, and you don’t have to look far to find it.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in the 757. We’ve scoured the region for talent for almost ten years now, keeping an eye on the best of the best, but also looking for opportunities to connect athlete and high school programs with college coaches. Coming in as the 26th best senior prospect region-wide is Bishop Sullivan Catholic DB Jayden Lilly.
#26 Jayden Lilly (2019 DB/RB 5-11 190) – Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
Jayden Lilly has been laboring in the shadows of bigger names at Bishop Sullivan over the past couple of years. The school has sent athletes such as Teradja Mitchell (Ohio State), Tyler DeSue (Maryland), Dante Burke (Temple), and Khalan Laborn (Florida State) off to college in the last couple of years, along with quite a few others who have seen recruiting attention and offers turn into a college future.
Bishop Sullivan Head Coach Chris Scott confirmed that there are quite a few schools showing interest in Lilly. VMI, Towson, JMU, and Norfolk State are among the schools who have shown interest and the willingness to pull the trigger on an offer. The first few games of his senior season will confirm his ability to play at the next level.
“Jayden can play in every aspect of the game. In special teams, he can return, tackle and block. Offensively, he can run the ball, catch the ball out of the backfield and pass protect. Defensively, he can cover and tackle. He can be on the field every play during the game. That’s his greatest asset,” Coach Scott said of Jayden.
Lilly is now in position to grab college scholarship offers of his own. At May’s College Day workout for Bishop Sullivan athletes, Lilly’s physical maturation and development were definitely noticeable. As a senior athlete and leader for Bishop Sullivan, his opportunities lay directly in front of him. More than two dozen football athletes have utilized the stage at Bishop Sullivan to earn their shot at college ball in the Chris Scott era. It’s time for Jayden Lilly to do the same.
– Andy Hilton
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