School: Naples (FL) High School
Position: Running Back/Cornerback
STRENGTHS: Physically, Eugene is off the charts, as he possesses great strength and quickness. He's starred as a running back for Naples, using quick bursts, outstanding vision, and good speed to produce amazing numbers for the Florida powerhouse program. He has the athleticism to play cornerback for the Wolfpack, likely the position where he will end up.
ANALYST QUOTE: "Naples was home to one of the state's best backs a few years ago named Duane Coleman, who now plays at Clemson. He didn't get all the media attention as some other backs that year and the same is the case with Eugene this year. He's the real deal, like Coleman was. I watched Eugene play a couple times last year, including in the state title game. All he needs is a small crack and the next thing you know, he's five yards downfield. He has the ability to make people miss, change direction, and then run away from defenders. He had over 2,000 yards as a junior last season after suffering a knee injury as a sophomore. He's a great athlete who also participates in track (35+ on the triple jump and sub 11.2 in the 100m). Naples coach Bill Kramer will be the first to tell you how tough and competitive Eugene is." – Scout.com Analyst Mike Bakas
COACH QUOTE: "He will be a leader on that team before he graduates. That's his personality. That's his work ethic. He has that credibility with his teammates." – Naples Head Coach Billy Kramer
AMATO QUOTE: "Jamelle is very skilled, strong and fast and can play a lot of different positions. He played running back in high school but will play defensive back for us. He played in an excellent high school league."
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