2011 Intro- Kyshoen Jarrett

The East Stroudsburg High prospect hopes to follow up a great season with hard work this off-season.

Kyshoen Jarrett, a 2011 four-star CB, is done with his junior season at East Stroudsburg SHS (Pa.), and is ready to take the next step in his football career.

While his team finished the season 11-2, Jarrett recorded four interceptions and two forced fumbles. He also carried the ball on offense 52 times for 600 yards and caught 13 passes for 280 yards.

Bob Lichtenfels of Scout.com described Jarrett as “a nice sized corner with great athleticism and instincts. He possesses outstanding closing speed and comes up in run support like a heat seeking missile. He is an outstanding cover corner that rarely makes mistakes or puts himself in a bad position. Jarrett has very fluid and smooth hips, which are evident in his backpedal.”

Jarrett agrees with that assessment, but knows that he still has work to do this offseason to improve his already impressive game.

“I'm trying to get a little bigger than I am, but I want to keep my speed,” Jarrett said. “I also want quicker hips. I believe I do have good hips right now, but I want them to be more fluid, to turn quicker.”

However, Jarrett said that his coach emphasized rest after the season and he's also concerned with staying healthy and eating well.

Jarrett holds four offers, from Maryland, Pittsburgh, Akron and Illinois. He also said he sent his midseason tape to Penn State, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Miami (Fl.), Stanford and Connecticut. Jarrett said UConn in particular is very high on him right now.

When it comes to Maryland, Jarrett says a big factor in his interest is his recruiting coordinator, Kevin Lempa.

“He's an awesome guy,” Jarrett said. “We talk and it doesn't seem like I'm talking to a coach, he tries to come at you just like another person. He wants me to go up there and see what Maryland is.”

As far as Jarrett's take on the Terrapin team as a whole, their worst-ever season isn't a deterrent for the 5-11, 175-pounder.

“They had a down year,” he said, “but you can tell they were building by the end. If Maryland were my future, I would love to go help them build their program.”

Jarrett said he's looking “first and foremost academically. I'm looking to get my academics straight. Football is something I want to do majorly in college; distance is not really a factor for me. I want some place I can call home and have fun, bond with the teammates and coaches.”

He also said that he's not the typical cocky jock type - he says he's a very modest person.

“If you're around me, you're going to have fun and you're going to laugh,” said Jarrett. “I'm not a cocky person, but on the field, you're going to see a cocky side. I'm a very kind and humble person, though.”

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