Class of 2014

Jaevon Walton

HometownNew Orleans, LA
High schoolEdna Karr

Jaevon Walton switched his commitment from Louisiana-Lafayette to Nebraska in November after taking a visit to Lincoln, becoming the 15th known member of the Huskers' 2014 recruiting class.

Nebraska is recruiting Walton as a middle or weakside linebacker. He played middle linebacker for Edna Karr and also played a bit on offense.

“I'll play all three linebacker positions — it really doesn't matter,” Walton told The World-Herald. “Whichever one I learn the fastest. I feel like I'm a good fit for any defense, but I like what Nebraska does.”

Walton is the son of former Alabama defensive end and former first round pick John Copeland.

“He never forced me into it,” Walton said. “He let me decide what I wanted to do.”

According to, Walton played in Alabama prior to his senior season and had no college offers, but the Nebraska offer helped cement his belief in himself.

"It felt great," he told "I came down with here with no offers but my level of play hasn't changed. I was making plays like this in Alabama, so it just felt like I've been doing what I had to do and now everybody knows I could play linebacker and my size doesn't matter."

Various reports indicate that Walton, who was recruited by former NU assistant Terry Joseph, held offers from Missouri, Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss in addition to the Louisiana-Lafayette scholarship.

Check out this write-up from back in May, a profile on Walton and his father, who was the NFL's AFC rookie of the year and an All-America defensive end.

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Commit likes NU's 'family atmosphere'

Huskers get commitment from linebacker Jaevon Walton

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>> Mike'l Severe interviews Walton on signing day

>> Mike'l Severe talks with Walton and his Edna Karr teammates

>> Highlights from Walton's junior season:

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