Ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports ... Checks in as the No. 48 wide receiver recruit in the country and the No. 76 player in Texas this season according to 247Sports ... Rivals and ESPN also list him as a top-60 wide receiver, as he is ranked No. 56 and No. 57, respectively ... The next in a long line of Cibolo Steele High School graduates to play football at Oklahoma State, joining a group that includes safety Jordan Sterns and linebacker Ryan Simmons.
High School: Played for coach David Saenz at Steele ... Finished his high school career with 11 interceptions and added a kick return for a touchdown ... Helped guide Steele to the 2017 UIL State Championships Class 6A D2 Region 4 Finals ... Recorded 41 tackles, including 24 solo stops, as a senior in 2017 ... Also intercepted three passes and defended seven total ... Returned his three interceptions for a combined 121 total yards and scored one touchdown on an interception return ... Racked up 54 tackles, 22 of which were unassisted, during his junior season ... As a junior, he tallied three tackles for loss, recovered a team-high three fumbles, intercepted a team-best seven passes and returned one interception for a touchdown ... Led Steele to a 14-2 (7-0 district) record and a runner-up finish in Texas’ Class 6A D2 in 2016 ... Steele was also a semifinalist in 2015, as the Knights finished with a 14-1 record (6-0 district) ... Named to the Rivals Texas Preseason Top 100 list for the 2018 recruiting class, coming in as the No. 76 overall player in the state ... Earned District 27-6A all-district first team defense honors in 2016 ... Was also named a TSWA Class 6A all-state second team defensive selection and an honorable mention among the APSE Class 6A all-state defensive teams ... Played basketball at Steele and was part of the 2015-16 squad that finished with a 32-4 record and advanced to the Class 6A state semifinals ... Also ran track ... Chose Oklahoma State over scholarship offers from other school such as Colorado, Duke, Kansas Ole Miss, SMU, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and others.
Personal: JayVeon Cardwell was born April 13, 2000, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky ... Son of James and LaTasha Cardwell ... Cousin, Raheem Cardwell, played football at Prairie View A&M ... Plans to study sports management.