Jayden McGowan - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#16 Jayden McGowan


Class Freshman
Height 5'8"
Weight 177
Hometown Laurens, S.C.
High School Laurens District 55

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As a Freshman (2022)
• Recorded a touchdown and 118 receiving yards in win against Elon
• Totaled 104 receiving yards on seven catches against Ole Miss

The McGowan File
• Enrolled at Vanderbilt in January 2022
• Played at Laurens District 55 High School for coach Daryl Smith
• Three-star prospect ranked by ESPN and On3 as the No. 6 player in the state of South Carolina and a top-100 wide receiver nationally
• Received both all-state and all-region honors following his senior campaign
• Grabbed 38 catches for 817 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior
• Returned 13 punts for 317 yards and two scores, as well as eight kickoffs for 250 yards
• Blocked a pair of kicks
• Ran 22 times for 263 yards
• A two-sport athlete who also lettered in track and field
• Fastest athlete in South Carolina, running the 100-meters in 10.6 seconds and the 200-meters in 21.6 seconds
• Earned scholarship offer after private Vanderbilt workout during 2021 summer