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Westlake High School senior RB Jayden Ross (Property of LAFM)

Recruit Video Interview: RB Jayden Ross, Westlake High School

Recruit Video Interview: RB Jayden Ross, Westlake High School

by Jace LeJeune

Westlake High School senior RB Jayden Ross (Property of LAFM)

We have finished our 23rd annual magazine cover shoot, but this year marked the third straight year in which we have conducted both a North and South photo shoot. This year, we shot the North photo shoot at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and we shot the South photo shoot at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge. Both events were really successful, and we would like to thank everybody who has helped us make both events so special for the players that were involved. Besides taking the photos, Louisiana Football Magazine’s owner Lee Brecheen and editor Jace LeJeune got the chance to talk to some of the top Class of 2020 players in the state of the Louisiana. Both Brecheen and LeJeune talked to the recruits about their top schools, goals for the upcoming season, hobbies, and so much more. For the next couple of months, we will post these video interviews that were taken at both photoshoot events.

In today’s recruit interview, we go to Catholic High School where Jace LeJeune caught up with Westlake High School senior running back Jayden Ross before the start of the season!

Jayden (JJ) Ross: The Lake Charles area was surrounded by plenty of talented and underrated senior running backs. One of the names that has gone under the radar the last couple of seasons is Westlake High School senior running back Jayden Ross. At only 5-8, 190 pounds, a lot of people overlook Ross because of his size, but his play speaks more volume than his height. Despite many defenses loading the box against him, the Westlake star running back managed to rush for over 1,500 and 15 touchdowns as a junior and over 1,000 yards as a senior. Led by first year head coach John Richardson, the Rams were able to lean on their workhorse running back to win three games after winning two games the season before. Most of all, the Rams were able to stay competitive and with the help of Ross, the program has something to build on for years to come.

As for Ross, he is still searching a place to play college football. Louisiana Football Magazine’s Lee Brecheen is very high on Ross as he put him on the front cover of this past year’s South Louisiana Football Magazine cover along with making the 1st Team All-South Louisiana Preseason Team. According to Brecheen, Ross is a guy that can become a difference maker in the fourth quarter of games.

“Jayden Ross has great moves in the open field,” Brecheen said. “However, the best part about him is that he gets even better as the game goes along.”

If a college is looking for a difference maker in their program, then Ross may be the guy to go to.



Hey football fans. Like our recruiting interviews, stories, and other content on our website? Click on our website daily to view articles on recruits, coaches, and so much more at our website: https://www.lafootballmagazine.com/. Also, we have exciting news that for the third straight year, we will have our North and South LA issues and both are now out! Both issues will continue to cover all the Louisiana colleges as well as all the high schools in state, but there will be 16 pages that will focus on North Louisiana as well as South Louisiana. For more information, please check the following link to where you can find the magazine in a store near you. Also, below are the two covers as well as where you can order both magazines on our website.

Store Link: https://www.lafootballmagazine.com/news/2019-louisiana-football-magazine-north-and-south-editions-now-available-in-stores-near-you/

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North Online Order Link: https://www.lafootballmagazine.com/product/la-football-magazine-2019-annual-preview-north-edition/

South Online Order Link: https://www.lafootballmagazine.com/product/la-football-magazine-2019-annual-preview-south-edition/

About Jace LeJeune

Jace is from Addis, LA but resides in Port Allen, LA. Jace attends Southeastern Louisiana University and is majoring in Journalism. This is Jace's third year as Associate Editor at Louisiana Football Magazine. He is also a graduate from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he was the editor of the school newspaper the “Bearly Published.” While at CHS, Jace also announced their football, basketball, and baseball games for the Bruin Broadcast Network which is the Catholic High’s streaming website for their events. On weekends, Jace is the PA announcer for his middle school football games. At home, Jace enjoys time with his family and friends. Besides being a huge football fan, Jace is also an avid NHRA drag racing fan.