No slowing down for Jarrett

East Stroudsburg (PA) cornerback Kyshoen Jarrett already knew he was going to take his time with his decision. A new surge of offers recently came in for the 5-11, 175-pound corner that make him want to take his time even more.

"I just got some more offers; Virginia offered, Stanford, Vanderbilt," Jarrett said. "Duke said they were sending something in the mail, and Purdue offered me. That's all in the past week."

One thing Jarrett noticed right away about his most recent offers, are the academic reputation of the schools involved. Academics are one of his top priorities when choosing a school.

"Definitely, they're educated schools, and I'm definitely high on education," Jarrett added. "I know I have to have good grades to do what I love. I have to do to be eligible to the play sport that I love. That definitely opens the eyes, for all the hard work you put in as a student-athlete."

As for the schools that have already offered him, there's a few that he seems to hear from pretty frequently.

"Pitt, Michigan and Michigan State," Jarrett said. "All of them. They all call my coach, to see how I'm doing. It's good that they like to keep that open communication.

Though he's a long way from narrowing things down, Pitt is definitely one of the places he'd like to visit once his track season is done.

"I'm definitely trying to get down there as soon as track gets over," Jarrett added. "As soon as (track) is done, I want to get back in the weight room, sit down with my family, and start taking some trips."

Jarrett, this track season, has run a personal-best 11.0 in the 100-meter run, but focuses more on the 200 and the 4 x 100 relay.

Of the schools that have not offered him, Jarrett said he continues to hear from Penn State and Rutgers a lot.

"(Penn State and Rutgers) haven't offered, but I'm talking to them," Jarrett said. "Penn State has been kind of slow. I don't want to rush or anything. I know they only have a couple offers to hand out, so I can't stress about that."

With 14 or 15 offers, Jarrett hopes to make a decision sometime around the beginning of his senior season. One the summer begins, he'll start getting out to the schools that have offered him, trying to narrow down his list.

"I'll let things keep rolling when football season comes around," Jarrett said. "Or, I'll narrow it down during the football season. I just want to make sure I pick the right place for me. Hopefully, during the season, a couple more offers come in, then I'll definitely make my decisions."


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