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Posted On: 02/1/21 9:14 AM

It might have taken up to this last minute before Baylor School (TN) QB Neyland JeanNeylandJean6'3" | QBBaylor School | 2021StateTN found his college home but he did and Austin Peay is his destination. 

A gunslinger with a competitive edge and a big arm, Jean was targeted by the new Governors coaching staff when they arrived in Clarksville and pursued the Chattanooga area prospect as their top quarterback target. 

It appears to be a good fit between both parties as Austin Peay is looking to replace and add depth to their quarterback room while bringing in a guy like Jean that can become “the guy” behind center sooner rather than later. 

Standing 6’3 215 pounds, Jean is a big guy that plays with a fearless mindset, so he has no problem hanging in the pocket and firing the ball down field but he can also tuck it and run if needed. 

Jean is a good athlete that really put in a lot of work over the last year developing his body and evolving his game. He clocked a 4.7 in his forty run at the 2020 #NCEC Nashville Combine, so he has shown that he can move and be a threat not just with his arm but his legs as well. 

The Red Raiders quarterback really does have a lot of tools that translates very well to the next level and I will even go so far as to say Jean has Division 1 traits and size, so Governors definitely got a steal. 

Jean may not be asked to come in and play immediately but I’m sure he will be ready as the new OVC commitment is a big time competitor that loves the game of football. 

He will be added to a quarterback room that includes Sheldon Layman, a recent transfer and addition from Memphis as well as freshman and fellow Tennessean, Draylen Ellis, so Jean won’t be asked to immediately play but he will compete and be among some talented signal callers. 

This is a great addition by Austin Peay this late in the process and by a staff new to Clarksville and the great state of Tennessee. 

Jean will sign with the Governors on Wednesday (Signing Day Part II)