Photo: Hudl-Jaden Genova

Posted On: 01/13/21 5:07 AM

The roadmap to a college scholarship is usually pretty simple and everyone is familiar with how it goes.

The super elites are noticed before they step on their high school campus and get offers as freshman. Most prospects have this path: have a promising sophomore season, dominate as a junior and compile offers, have a great senior season and sign the letter of intent.

JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) linebacker Jaden GenovaJadenGenova6'0" | LBJserra Catholic | 2021StateCA was on that second track. He had 78 tackles, 9 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble as a sophomore for the Lions. He also had three receiving touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball.

Genova was offered by Oregon and seemed like he was on track to garner many Power Five offers.

After a very strong junior season when he had 84 tackles, 9 hurries and 3 forced fumbles which earned him All-County honors from the Orange County Register, people expected him to get more major offers. Except for some strange reason, the offers didn’t come in.

It was strange considering he was arguably the best defensive player on a Trinity League team, playing against the top competition in the state. Other prospects

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