UCF makes early impression on Jaylen Joyner

Brandon Helwig, Publisher
UCF Sports

Jaylen Joyner has been a frequent visitor to UCF this spring and he'll return this Saturday for the Knights' Junior Day.

As a junior at Jacksonville (Fla.) Ribault, the defensive end visited a couple of the Knights' home games last season. He transferred to Orlando (Fla.) Jones at the beginning of the semester, picking up an offer in early February. He took an extended unofficial visit a couple weeks later and returned a couple weeks ago to attend a spring practice.

"It's been real fun," Joyner. "I always have great visits to UCF. I really like UCF. I like the campus, the stadium, everything. I met with the coaches on my first visit. I met with my d-line coach (Mike Dawson) and I went over everything with him, like if I could play right away and how they would use me. Coach (Scott) Frost said he really liked me and so did the defensive coordinator, Coach (Erik) Chinander.

"I have a lot of old friends from my hometown in Jacksonville that go there and they've told me good things about the program too."

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