Jamar Wall: "Where I Wanted to Go all Along"

Texas Tech, currently after two cornerbacks in this year's recruiting class, picked up one at that position when they landed a verbal commitment from Plainview RB Jamar Wall. The 5-10, 178-pound athlete talks about his decision to end the suspense early, and more.

"I liked the school, the environment, it's close to home, and it keeps me close to my family, so they can come and see me play," said Jamar Wall regarding his decision to choose Texas Tech.

With offers from "UTEP, K-State, Baylor, SMU, TCU and Purdue," the Plainview running back said, "I was just waiting on Tech to offer. That's where I wanted to go all along. I went to their camp and I thought I did good, so I was just waiting on them."

According to the West Texas standout, he did a lot better than 'good' at the Red Raider summer camp, perhaps answering the issue of whether the first-team all-state RB has the skills and athleticism to make the transition to the D-I level as a cornerback.

"I came in to work out at corner, that's what they wanted to see," said the younger brother of Texas Tech basketball star Koy Smith. "And, in 45 minutes of one-on-ones, I had at least 10 interceptions, maybe 11 or 12."

Holy Smoke!

Bad QB play or not, that's pretty amazing...

"Texas Tech said they're taking two corners and two safeties this year," Wall added. "And, I'm excited to be one of them. They said I did real good (at the camp)."

The gridiron isn't the only place the multi-sport athlete has opened eyes. Kid went to state in the long jump as a sophomore, recording an impressive "22'7-inch jump." Even more ridiculous, the future Red Raider said he also posted a "6'9-inch high jump."

Not to rest on those accomplishments, the Texas Top 100 candidate picked up "Defensive Player of the Year" honors in hoops, averaging 2 steals and pulling down 8 boards a game, while offensively chipping in a dozen per game for good measure.

Other Notes:
JR Season (football stats): 308 carries, 2,033 yards, 28 TDs and 10 receptions, 117 yards.
Weight Room-Numbers: 250 Bench, 350 Squat, 230 Power Clean.
Academics: 4.5 GPA/5.0 scale, and a slated for an ACT retake in the fall.


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