South Oak Cliff three-star linebacker Jayden Shelton commits to Arkansas, continuing the trend of Dallas-area recruits committing to college programs. Shelton joins a list of successful linebackers produced by South Oak Cliff, with impressive statistics as a junior and a high ranking among Dallas-area players.

By the Numbers
  • Shelton had 119 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and two interceptions as a junior.
  • He is rated the No. 4 linebacker and the 18th-best overall player in the Dallas area in the Class of 2025.
State of Play
  • Five top-50 recruits, including Shelton, made commitments in the last week.
  • Shelton lists 24 college offers, including from schools like Michigan, Washington, Texas, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
Bottom Line

South Oak Cliff's Jayden Shelton's commitment to Arkansas reflects the ongoing success of Dallas-area high school recruits. With his impressive track record and numerous college offers, he is set to make an impact at the collegiate level.