Catching up with Rutgers Signee Jamison

One of the running backs in Rutgers' 2010 recruiting class still needed to get a qualifying test score before he could enroll in college in June. He took the ACT and recently learned his score. Find out what The Bolles School (Jacksonville, Fla.) standout Jawan Jamison had to say, and also learn what he will be doing Friday, and if everything goes well, what will take place May 1.

The Bolles School (Jacksonville, Fla.) running back and Rutgers signee Jawan Jamison is having a nice month.

Not only did he win the district 100 meters to advances to Friday's track and field regional meet, but earlier this month he learned he achieved the necessary score on the ACT to meet NCAA eligibility requirements, enabling him to enroll at Rutgers in June.

Jamison said he still needs to maintain his grades before graduating May 22, but his ACT score means his academics are now in line.

"I've met (the academic requirements) and now my (ACT) number is pretty good,'' Jamison said. "I don't have to worry about that any more. I felt pretty good. I called coach and told him that I was good. That took a lot of stress off everything and the coaches know they can count on me.''

The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Jamison is expected to be given a chance to enter the running back mix in the fall. He and fellow Jacksonville prep star Casey Turner of Edward H. White High will be given a chance to compete with Joe Martinek and De'Antwan Williams for carries.

In preparation of it, Jamison said he is in contract with Rutgers' coaching staff, is following a workout regimen suggested by the school and also is trying to familiarize himself with Rutgers' offensive formations.

"I talk to the strength and conditioning coach (Jay Butler) every week,'' he said. "I have a routine that I do.''

However, much of Jamison's time now centers on Jamison's track career.

He won the 100 meters in a time of 10.9 seconds at the district meet last week, and was a member of the district-winning 4 X 100 relay team. He will compete in the regionals Friday, with an eye on qualifying for the state championships May 1 in Winter Park, Fla.

"It's going pretty good. I won districts and I'm going to regionals,'' Jamison said. "I should win. I think I'm in pretty good shape for it. I made it to regionals last year and then I got hurt. I strained my hamstring, but this year I'm pretty good.''

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