Greenville Trio Focused on Season

While most blue chip prospects focus on preparing highlight film and bettering their times for summer camps, Greenville (S.C.) High School's trio – RB Travil Jamison, QB Jordan Sorrells and DE Nathan Pepper – have more important things to concentrate on.

"Those guys are worried about Greenville High football now," stated Greenville assistant head coach Jim Sosebee. "Good for us. They know all this stuff is upcoming, but they are pretty focused on Greenville High football.

"They have all talked about how their visits aren't going to be until after the playoffs, so they are just taking it all in. They aren't spending serious time on it, just focusing on getting better themselves."

Jamison (6-foot-0, 205 pounds, 4.50), who claims offers from Clemson, Kentucky and South Carolina, is widely considered one of the top running backs in South Carolina. His ability to combine speed and power allowed him to rack up 2,406 yards and 33 touchdowns on the ground on only 289 attempts (8.3 yards per carry average).

"I don't think anybody is close to him," remarked Sosebee. "Last year at Walt Harris Passing Tournament, the Pittsburgh coaches timed him at 4.4. He has had runs where he has ran people over and he had a run where he hurdled a guy, there is just nothing he can't do."

The anchor of the defense, Pepper (6-foot-3, 245 pounds, 4.80) has garnered offers from Kentucky, North Carolina, Clemson, and South Carolina. During his junior campaign, Pepper's mean streak helped accumulated over 70 tackles and nine sacks.

"Nathan is just nasty," exclaimed Sosebee. "His first step off the ball is probably as quick as anybody around. He is a great kid, who is strong. Also ran a 4.8 at the Nike Combine the other day."

Kentucky is the only school to tender signal caller Sorrells (6-foot-2, 180 pounds, 4.80), who provides the balance for the Greenville offense. His offers total should increase once he betters last year's stats. Sorrells completed 192 of 351 passes for 2,959 yards and 35 touchdowns with only 10 interceptions.

"Jordan is a pure passer. Jordan is the best passing quarterback in the state, is what I hear from everyone that comes by. Sixty-Seven touchdowns in two years, it's hard to touch that. He has a 2,000-yard rusher on his team, so it's not like we throw it every single time."

Despite the lack of focus on their recruitment, the threesome has made unofficial visits to Clemson, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Georgia. However, no future visits are expected, and the only summer camps that have been schedule are team camps to Walt Harris Passing Tournament in Pittsburgh and passing tournaments in Alabama and Kentucky.


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