Player Info

Looking forward to the 2018/2019 season. with our new head coach Luke little, this will be my 3rd. head coach in 3 seasons. Last season we had a really young team with all sophomores on the offense line and several freshman and sophomores at the other skilled positions. Looking not only to win conference but to make a deep run in the playoffs. Hoping to get my 1st. college offer in the near future. I have had several D1 schools and recruiters stop by freedom high school to to meet me,which was a great experience. I know if i keep working hard and stay focused, and putting GOD first in everything i do things will work out.

- Jayden Birchfield
  • Size: 9.1
  • Accuracy: 8.92
  • Arm Strength: 8.86
  • Release: 8.82
  • Throw On Run: 8.82
  • Footwork: 8.86
  • Poise: 8.86
  • Pocket Presence: 8.9
  • Decision Making: 8.8
  • Touch: 8.84
  • Final Rating: 88.80

SIZE:
Jayden has very good size for a 2020 Dual Threat QB at 6’2” 200 lbs. He plays at a higher level than the players on the field. Able to control the flow of the game with his play. His throws come from a high release point, adding height to his delivery.
ACCURACY:
This is a key QB attribute for Jayden, able to complete passes with sharp precision. Threw for a 70% completion rate this past season. His throws are on time with good anticipation, displaying excellent ball location.
ARM STRENGTH:
Able to extend his vertical passing game with further distance and efficient trajectory. His short and intermediate game include high velocity passes, firing bullets into the secondary.
RELEASE:
Throwing mechanics are consistent and very well put together. Jayden throws with an over the top delivery, including a full extended arm motion. Does a nice job adjusting the angle of his delivery when needed.
THROW ON RUN:
The complete package, a proven pocket passer with the ability to take it in and go. He’s a defense’s worst nightmare when he gets to the outside, many weapons in his arsenal.
FOOTWORK:
An athletic QB who's also very competitive. He displays a quick first step and can turn up the burners when needed. Very good footwork within the pocket, moving quickly laterally as he works to create space.
POISE:
Jayden’s very confident in his Dual Threat abilities, able to change the flow of a game with his play. His play on the field ignites others around him to want to excel.
POCKET PRESENCE:
Does a great job detecting the pass rush, able to escape while displaying his play making abilities.
DECISION MAKING:
He’s very decisive when he sees an opportunity within the secondary. Would like to see more patience and an increased ability to work through his progressions as opposed to taking the ball in for a run.
TOUCH:
A strong armed passer who’s learned to make the proper adjustments to the velocity of his throws while creating a softer touch when needed.

  • 40 Yard Dash: 4.72
  • Shuttle: 4.78
  • Powerball: 34.5
  • Vertical: 31.5
  • SPARQ Rating: 0
Camp Date Camp Name Camp Location
06/02/2018WAKE FOREST PROSPECT VISIT AT 9AM CAMP FROM 2PM TO 5PMWINSTON-SALEM
6/10/18UNC elite QB camp PROSPECT VISITCHAPEL HILL KENAN STADIUM
06/11/2018UNCCCHARLOTTE N.C.
06/12/2018N.C.STATE DAVE DOEREN. AREA RECRUITER DWAYNE LEDFORD CAME BY FHS AND TALKED TO JAYDEN RALEIGH N.C STATE
06/11/2018ECUWINGATE UNIVERSITY
  • VOTED BURKE CO. PLAYER OF THE YEAR OUT OF 4 HIGH SCHOOLS 2017/2018
  • VOTED UNIFOUR PLAYER OF THE WEEK OUT OF 14 HIGH SCHOOLS 2017/2018
  • WHKY-TV PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2017 WEEK 3 CAN BE SEEN ON YOUTUBE.COM 2017/2018
  • FEATURED IN THE HSXra.com PLAYERS TO WATCH 2017/2018
  • CHARLOTTE OBSERVER HAD ME IN THE TOP 5 QB PROSPECTS IN N.C. FOR 2018/2019
  • LISTED IN THE DEEP SOUTH PROSPECTS WATCH 2017/2018
  • VOTED 1ST. TEAM ALL CONFERENCE 2017/2018
  • VOTED FHS OFFENSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017/2018
  • VOTED FARM BUREAU PLAYER OF THE WEEK 3 DIFFERENT WEEKS 2017/2018
  • VOTED BURKE COUNTY 1ST. TEAM ALL CONFERENCE 2017/2018
  • ACCEPTED TO THE NIKE ELITE 11 REGIONALS AS A UNDERCLASSMAM 2018
  • VOTED TO BE IN THE WSOC-TV BIG 22 PLAYERS TO WATCH 2018
  • SINGLE GAME PASSING RECORD AT FHS 445 YARDS PASSING 5 PASSING TDS 2017/2018
  • SEASON PASSING RECORD AT FHS 3244 PASSING YARDS 12 GAMES 2017/2018
  • 71% COMPLETION RATE FHS RECORD
  • 30 TD PASSES IN A SEASON TIED FHS RECORD
  • 6 TDS ACCOUNTED FOR IN ONE GAME TIED FHS RECORD

Mailing Address
113 surrey drive morganton n.c. 28655

Phone Number
828-855-8254

Coach Contact Info

Name: LUKE LITTLE

Phone: 910-234-1801

Email: lukelittle@burke.k12.nc.us