A three-star recruit, Jaylen Lloyd was ranked among the top 85 receivers in the nation by 247Sports. He also had offers in football from North Dakota, Northern Iowa and Texas Tech. Before deciding to compete in both sports at Nebraska, Jyalen Lloyd nearly committed to focusing on track and field for Florida, the 2022 NCAA outdoor national champions.Jaylen Lloyd played in 10 games as a true freshman with one start. He caught six passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns. Lloyd averaged 39.5 yards per catch, and each of his three touchdown receptions covered at least 58 yards. Lloyd and Ohio State All-American Marvin Harrison Jr. were the only two Big Ten receivers with at least three 50-yard receptions during the 2023 season.