DITR: ATH Cedric Owens Jr., Adams County Christian School (Natchez, Mississippi)

Cedric Owens is a versatile athlete within the 2026 class. He’s had limited playtime at Adams County Christian School, with him not playing last season due to a knee injury. However, Owens Jr. has made the most of the playtime he has had, and is constantly working to stay on the field. He works hard in the off-season, playing with 7v7 teams and participating in multiple camps. And, he shows promise every time he competes.

He can play on the defensive or offensive side of the ball. His freshman film showed him making good contact at the line of scrimmage to throw the receiver off his route. As a freshman, Owens Jr. was still disrupting the pass and being active at the catch point. He knows how to put himself in a position to make a play on the ball. His most recent film, post knee injury, shows a much smoother, more refined athlete- and he still has two years of high school development left.

He weighs in at 6’0, 145 pounds, with a frame that can pack on more weight. As he continues to grow and develop, he could be a good press-man corner- especially if he continues to work on his footwork.

This off-season, Owens Jr. has been in the lab. He’s been working on the offensive side of the ball, improving his fluidity and feet; this will translate to his defensive looks, giving him a better understanding of route concepts, a smooth backpedal and better hands at the catch point. He should look to start turning pass deflections into interceptions. And, as he racks up interceptions, he should start to rack up college offers too.

Owens Jr. has shown plenty of potential at wide receiver. He has a large route tree, sharp cuts and outstanding hands. He can make in-air catches, showing he knows when to time his jumps. Owens Jr also possesses long arms, which is good for both offense and defense. His catch radius is long with sticky hands that reel in passes. He has the opportunity to be an impactful two-way player for Adams County Christian School next year.

Owens Jr. is an athlete in the 2026 class with a tremendous work ethic. His X (formerly Twitter) is full of him working. He is a determined player who is bound to make an impact for ACCS. Over the next two years, Owens Jr. should produced some fun, interesting film that any college will want to check out.

Below is a QnA between Owens Jr. and myself:

What is your height and weight?

“6’0, 145 pounds.”

What are some things you have overcome in life?

“I had to overcome my knee injury last year.”

What are your biggest accomplishments?

“Winning a state championship.”

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

“Justin Jefferson because of my frame and route running.”

What are your plans once you’re done with football and why?

“Be a coach or athletic trainer I love being around football.”

What is your GPA?

“My GPA is a 2.9.”

What do you like about the sport of football and how is it significant to you?

“I love being able to be myself and play ball.”

Do you have any offers, if so where? Do you play any other sports, if so which ones?

“No, I have no offers and I play basketball too.”

What is your 40 speed, Broad, Vert, Shuttle, ETC

“I run a 4.6 40-yard dash, broad jump 9ft, I don’t know my vert but my shuttle a 4.4”

What is your dream school to play for in college?

“My dream schools are LSU, FSU, and Ole Miss.”

What are your current football goals?

“My goals now are to show I belong”

What’s something you’re working to improve?

“I’m looking to improve my speed.”

What’s a strength you have in the game?

“On the offensive side, my route running and catching. On the defensive side, my ball skills .”

What’s something football taught you?

“Football taught me you gotta grow up and be a dawg. Cause, if you don’t, you aren’t going to make it.”