When a team only throws the ball 10-12 times a game, it's tough for a receiver to make a name for himself. However, that's not the case for JJ Bedle of Keyport, N.J.. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound speedster already has seven offers and is averaging five catches-per-game with more than 500 yards receiving.
In his last two games alone he's had nine catches for 230 yards and two touchdowns, not including an 70-yard touchdown pass called back and a 60-yard punt return for a score.
"It's tough when we don’t throw the ball that often, but I make the most of it when we do. Our quarterback is young and doesn’t have a real strong arm, but it's still going OK."
OK is an understatement. JJ, who has a 42-inch vertical jump, is a shifty, speedy blur that makes defenders miss him with ease. Not only does he catch everything thrown to him and he can jump higher than any human has the right too, but he also plays a tough defensive back.
"I'm playing corner as well, but all the schools are recruiting me as a wideout.
Does JJ have a favorite?
"Well, I'm looking hard at Syracuse and Michigan State. I have offers from both, but I also like Boston College and Pittsburgh and I’m hoping for offers from those two soon. All four have talked to me about visiting.”
Besides Syracuse and Michigan State offers, Rutgers, Indiana, Duke, Temple and Indiana also have offered.
JJ does not have any official visits set at this time.
“I’m still waiting to see who comes in with offers. I probably won’t start to schedule visits until the end of this month.”