Past Experience — Jamison exploded onto the scene as a redshirt freshman. After starting the year buried on the depth chart, Jamison emerged as a starter by midseason and had the best freshman season as a running back since Ray Rice.
The MVP of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Jamison finished the season with 897 yards and nine touchdowns.
Jamison ranked in as a three-star back and 81st overall at his position in the Class of 2010.
Spring Performance — Jamison had a solid, but not spectacular spring camp. He did not put out explosive plays, but performed consistently. Most importantly, Jamison was well-conditioned during the spring after battling issues during his first two seasons.
Jamison capped off his spring with 43 rushing yards and a touchdown in the spring game.
Does Well — Between body type and production, it is hard not to draw certain comparisons to Rice. There is no question that the two are different players, but Jamison, like Rice, has top-notch vision out of the backfield and a talent for breaking tackles against the front seven.
A short, stocky running back, Jamison is tough to take down when he plants his feet properly and his vision and cutback ability led to huge games against Cincinnati and Iowa State as a redshirt freshman.
Needs to Improve — Jamison showed up out of shape to two straight training camps. Now that he is being counted on for a heavy workload in games, Jamison needs to spend this training camp learning a new system and improving his skills, not getting back into shape.
The comparisons to Rice fall on both sides of the coin, as he has not yet developed breakaway speed.
Long-Term Outlook — Jamison has three more years at Rutgers and is the leading contender to break 1,000 rushing yards for the first time since Rice in 2007. His playing time depends on his own improvement, along with the way competition shakes out between himself, Savon Huggins and other running backs.