Jaylin Bannerman - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 45


  • height 6-5
  • Weight 238
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Pickerington, Ohio
  • High school Pickerington Central
2017 – r-Freshman
  • Practiced with team
  • Moved from linebacker to tight end
2016 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
High School
  • A tall and speedy linebacker/defensive end who is a consensus three-star prospect
  • PHS posted an impressive 34-10 record and won four straight Ohio Capital Conference Championships during his career
  • Coached by Jay Sharrett
  • Earned first-team All-Conference and second-team All-Central District honors in 2015
  • As a junior he totaled 87 tackles, including 17 tackles for a loss in helping Pickerington go undefeated in the regular season at 10-0
  • Three-star prospect by, which ranks him as the fourth-best defensive end in Ohio and the 56th best defensive end in the nation
  • Scout says, “Long framed athlete who is raw but shows signs of being a high level player in the coming years. Length will allow Kentucky to do a couple of things with him. First he can stay at defensive end and add bulk without losing athletic ability. He could also add less bulk and take a step back and line up as a linebacker depending upon the scheme the Wildcats want to run”
  • Rated by 247sports as a three-star prospect and as the 37th best prospect in Ohio
  • Tabbed by ESPN as the No. 37 prospect in the state of Ohio and the 96th best defensive end
  • Rated by Rivals as the 48th best prospect in Ohio
  • Also starred in basketball and track & field as a high jumper
  • Had offers from Pittsburgh, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State and Toledo
  • Born in Detroit, Mich.
  • Son of Yolanda Ruffin and Julius Bannerman
  • Major is merchandising, apparel and textiles
Jaylin Says
  • He chose UK because it was the best fit for him
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to work in fashion and design his own clothing line
  • His sports hero is Floyd Mayweather
  • Most people don’t know that he can sew
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