2018 DE/OLB Jarell Cherry Talks Texas offer and more

Dallas (Texas) David W Carter standout Jarell Cherry is one of the hottest prospects from the class of 2018. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end/linebacker holds an offer from the University of Texas at the linebacker position.

SMU, Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech are the first three schools to extend a verbal offer to Jarell Cherry.  The No 227 ranked overall prospect is looking forward to the upcoming season.


“I feel that I am a more mentally tough person vs. last year,” Jarell Cherry said.  “I am also stronger and faster, but a less hesitant decision maker in the game.  My team has also evolved so much mentally and physically.  Our trust in each other is growing each day at practice.  The fact we are getting so much stronger mentally and physically boosts our confidence.”


Cherry and his family take the recruiting process one day at a time.


“My parents and I see that an offer from Texas is a gift from God,” Cherry said.  “He is the person I thank for any blessings being brought to me.  I've been really focused on the season for the most part, so any visits for this summer probably won’t be planned till later on during the year because my team matters. Being THE CARTER COWBOYS are really important to me, but don’t get me wrong I will respect all colleges including UT that give me an opportunity to get closer to their organization.  I feel that the University of Texas has a great coaching staff.  I can’t really give any insight on how their upcoming season is going to turn out.  I am just now going into my junior year, so I must be where my Heart & feet are and focus on my dedication to doing anything my teams need me to do for them and that team being THE CARTER COWBOYS. Where ever the LORD may bless me to continue out my career is in his hands, but I know I must humble myself and keep an extremely good work ethic.”


Scout.com Take


Jarell Cherry is an athletic edge rusher prospect who could potentially play an even front end or odd-front hybrid outside linebacker at the Power Five conference level. Cherry has primarily played an odd-front end covered up in high school, but he will be at home as a true edge defender in college. Cherry's athleticism also means that there's a chance he could play an outside linebacker position in a 4-3 defense. He's a sprinter during track season and his natural athleticism, which helps his burst off the ball, is one of his best attributes as a prospect. He'll need to add bulk and strength, but possesses the frame to do so. He's also very raw technically, but that means his ceiling should be high as he projects to the next level. Cherry is a high-major prospect who should gradually add more P5 offers. -- Gabe Brooks


Inside the Numbers


Class 2018

Scout Overall Rank No 227

Position Rank No 16

Midland DE Rank No 2

Texas DE Rank No 2 

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