HomeNewsCarmel’s lineman Lloyd draws several offers from Division I schools

Carmel’s lineman Lloyd draws several offers from Division I schools

Published Dec. 14, 2023

BY ALEXANDER FREDERICK 

Carmel High School junior Jackson Lloyd, a tri-sport athlete with a dominant position in every sport in which he’s involved, is a 4-star recruit with multiple Division-I college football offers.

Most recently, he received an offer from Stanford University, and earlier this fall Lloyd was featured in Sports Illustrated when the Huskies of the University of Washington made an offer to the 6-foot-7-inch 290-pound offensive lineman.

Jackson Lloyd, a 290-pound outside linebacker, at the end of his junior season. (courtesy of JOSIE BROWN)

However, these are not the only offers he has received.

Currently, Lloyd has offers from the University of Nevada Reno, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, University of Southern California, Stanford, Washington, the University of California at Davis, UC Berkeley and UCLA.

Last year, he distinguished himself by being placed on the first offensive team in the Mission Division. This year, Lloyd helped lead Carmel to a 10-1 season overall and 6-0 in the league. 

“After a facility tour, a Stanford home game and speaking to some of the staff, he immediately received an offer from Stanford,” says varsity football coach Golden Anderson.

Although Lloyd first broke into the public eye after his first D-I offer from UCLA, he has been talking with college coaches since freshman year.

“After my freshman year, some coaches got in contact with me, and that’s when I really started getting focused,” Lloyd says. 

In physical sports like football and basketball, strength and explosive power are some of the most important factors in an athlete, and Lloyd is no exception. He lifts frequently and he lifts heavy. He boasts a 355-pound bench press max and a 545-pound squat max, a school record. 

“Lifting is a super important part of my training,” Lloyd says.

With almost double digit D-I offers, Jackson Lloyd is a strong tri-sport athlete and a standout on Carmel’s offensive line. (courtesy of JOSIE BROWN)

Lloyd is playing a large role for the Padres this basketball season as the starting center. Last season, he averaged 9.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and one assist per game; the team finished second in league. Additionally, they made it to the semi-finals of the Central Coast Section tournament where they lost to the King’s Academy Knights, who went on to win the tournament. 

“He’s certainly a big target for other teams,” says varsity basketball coach Kurt Grahl.

On top of football and basketball, in the spring season Lloyd is a starting first baseman on the Padre baseball team where his batting average was .284. The team made it all the way to the regional semi-finals last year, where they lost against the Oakmont Vikings. They ended the season third in league. 

His varsity baseball coach Mike Kelly describes him as “an intimidating force and a super competitive person.” 

Lloyd plans to continue playing football in college and beyond, but for now, he will be focusing on the basketball season.

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