The JC Connection: Morris, Jamison, Jackson

Every year in recruiting circles the hype is around blue-chip prep prospects. Many fans perceive junior college transfers as throw-ins or added bonuses to a recruiting class. But recruiting coordinators and more knowledgeable fans know different. Here is an in depth look at Kelvin Morris, Randy Jackson, and Brandon Jamison, three verbal commitments for the 2002 class.

The junior college route is a great way to bring in recruits that can come in and contribute right away. We've got the latest on 3 verbal commitments in the 2002 class.

Kelvin Morris, Brandon Jamison, and Randy Jackson: all three of these players will have the chance to come in and play immediately. The good news is the Tigers' defense may be much improved next season because of it.

OLB Kelvin Morris
At 6-4, 225, Morris is well suited to play off the edge. "He's good enough to go straight to the NFL," said his head coach recently. And all of the opposing coaches we spoke with cited Morris as one of the league's most dominant players. Morris signed with Clemson out of high school and is all set to go there once he finishes business at SMCC. He's a very gifted athlete, who was also an MLB draftee while in high school.

Morris has 65 tackles with 9 sacks and 4 interceptions so far this season, even though his team has had problems moving the football offensively.

Morris is currently ranked as the 4th best junior college prospect in the country.

OLB Brandon Jamison
Linebacker Brandon Jamison (6'2,220) of SW Mississippi JC saw his season end several weekends ago with a broken collarbone. Up to that point, Jamison had 31 tackles and 2 sacks on the season.

Jamison is ranked as the #60 junior college prospect in the country. As a senior at Lower Richland High School, he was ranked as the top linebacker in the state of South Carolina. That year, he recorded 161 tackles, five sacks and seven tackles for loss while being named all-state and all-region.

Brandon has been clocked around the 4.4 mark in the 40-yard dash, and he could provide some much needed strength and quickness to the linebacking corps next season.

DL Randy Jackson
Georgia Military JC DL Randy Jackson (6'4,275) is still committed to Clemson and while he might take several other visits, the Tigers are still his top choice. Jackson has great quickness for a defensive tackle and could possibly be used as a rush end next season. He brings tenacity and raw power to the football field.

Randy is currently ranked as the #50 junior college prospect in the country. Top Stories