BUFORD, Ga. (BVM) – As a seventh grader, Jadon Perlotte would start his day at 4 a.m. Morning after morning, he would go to the same hill and would go up and down until his legs would give out on him. The goal was to become the very best athlete he could be.
Years later, it looks like he met the task.
A high school sophomore, Perlotte is the No. 32 player in the entire country for the 2025 class according to 247 Sports.
— Jeremy Johnson (@JeremyO_Johnson) July 19, 2022
A linebacker at Buford High School, he stands at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and is always one of, if not the best player on the football field. Oh yeah, and he is already committed to the University of Georgia.
Despite his age, Perlotte knew where he wanted to go to college, so there was no point in wasting time. In December, he announced that he will be traveling an hour east to Athens following his high school career.
— Jadon Perlotte (@Jadon_Perlotte5) December 8, 2022
“I grew up a big Georgia fan,” Perlotte said. “My parents love Georgia. My siblings love Georgia. It’s close to home and I want to stay close to my mom to make sure she can come see me play.”
It was always a dream to play at Sanford Stadium, but it was also something he always envisioned happening. For Perlotte, this is the first step.
“I knew I was going to be a Georgia Bulldog,” Perlotte said.
It is a bit rare to find a sophomore committed to the best team in the country. With that, comes a lot of hype. But Perlotte will not let that stop him from being himself.
“I just keep doing what I’m going to do,” Perlotte said. “I’m not going to change much.”
Part of Perlotte’s success stems from his relentless work ethic, working out up to four times a day. The 15-year-old has molded himself into one of Georgia’s best, regardless of age.
“If someone were to come into my life and see me working, they’d be like, ‘Wow,’” Perlotte said. “It’s not the same as everybody. I take my nutrition very seriously (too).”
Perlotte is only halfway through his high school career, but with how much he has already accomplished thus far, there is little reason to doubt him achieving his goal of making it to the NFL.