High School Football

Junior college defensive back Jaylon Shelton commits to West Virginia

West Virginia dipped into the Lone Star State for the latest addition to its football team.

Junior college defensive back Jaylon Shelton announced Tuesday his commitment to the Mountaineers. Shelton comes to Morgantown with three seasons of eligibility remaining and is immediately eligible for the upcoming 2022 season.

Shelton, a native of New London, Texas, spent each of the last two seasons at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. He was redshirted during the 2020 campaign.

Shelton recently visited West Virginia, and although he followed the trip to Morgantown with a visit to TCU, Shelton settled on the Mountaineers. He also held an offer from Indiana.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Shelton could get a look at various positions within the Mountaineers’ secondary. He is the second addition to West Virginia’s secondary within the last few days, joining Colorado State transfer Rashad Ajayi, a cornerback with one season of eligibility left.

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