WeAreSC- What schools are you looking at right now?
WeAreSC- Have all of those schools offered?
WeAreSC- Does any school lead out of that group?
Jarrett- "No, they've all been recruiting me pretty hard. I'm just really evaluating each school right now so I can make a good decision."
WeAreSC- So, did you get a lot of calls in May?
Jarrett- "Yeah, a lot of schools called. All of the schools that offered me. Right now I have thirty something offers."
WeAreSC- What are you looking for in the school you choose?
Jarrett- "First, I'm looking at academics. I just want to make sure I get my degree, that's the main thing. That comes before football. The program and college atmosphere, and how comfortable I feel there, around the coaches and everything."
WeAreSC- Is distance from home a factor?
Jarrett- "It was when I first thought about it, but now it doesn't matter because I want to get away from home. I was saying I didn't want to go too far because my family wouldn't be able to see me that much, but I talked to a lot of college coaches and they said that wouldn't be a problem for them to fly back and forth. So it doesn't really matter."
WeAreSC- Is the possibility of early playing time a factor?
Jarrett- "Yeah, most of the coaches that I've talked to right now say that I have the size and body to play right away, but it just depends on me, on how comfortable I feel with the program. I want to play early if I can. If I don't feel comfortable, I'll just redshirt, but most likely I'd like to play early."
WeAreSC- Did you have a favorite team growing up?
Jarrett- "Yeah, actually my favorite team
growing up over here was a team over there in
WeAreSC- Living on the east coast, what got you into USC?
Jarrett- "Basically because they pass a lot. I was always a receiver growing up. That and they're always in the media,
WeAreSC- Which coaches have you spoken to from USC?
Jarrett- "I spoke to Pete Carroll, the head coach, and
the wide receiver's coach, Coach Kiffin.
They asked me if going away that far, if it would bother me, and I said
‘No, not really,' because they've always been one of my favorite teams. I'd like to get the opportunity to get
out there. I always wanted to go to
WeAreSC- Have you ever been out to
Jarrett- "No, I've never been out there. I've always wanted to go to
WeAreSC- What do you like about the other schools that you mentioned?
Jarrett- "All of the others have good programs and they have strong
WeAreSC- You brought up basketball and I know you excel in that sport too. Talk about what kind of impact that will have in your recruitment.
Jarrett- "Everybody is telling me I should keep my options open, so I could try both. I think I'm going to do that but if it's too much for me, I think most likely I'll drop basketball and concentrate on football."
WeAreSC- Do you have any of your stats from your receiver spot?
Jarrett- "I had like 40 receptions, like 932 yards, and 19 touchdowns."
WeAreSC- That's a pretty high average yards per catch.
Jarrett- "Yeah, my average per catch was like 27 or 28. When I catch the ball, that's it. Plus, we had so many good players on the team. Our quarterback, our running back, the slot, everybody that had the ball had a chance to score. I only got the ball three or four times a game."
WeAreSC- I know you also play defense. Where do you play there?
Jarrett- "I play cornerback. I lead the team in interceptions. I had 8."
WeAreSC- As a receiver, what do you think your strengths are?
Jarrett- "I know how to use my body and I have real good body control. I play basketball so that crosses over to football. And I have pretty good speed, plus I'm taller than everybody. That's another advantage. Nobody tries to jam me. They play fifteen or ten yards off of me."
WeAreSC- Do you have your current height and weight?
Jarrett- "Right now I'm 6'5 and 205 pounds."
WeAreSC- 40 time?
Jarrett- "My best time is 4.45."
WeAreSC- Are you going to any camps?
Jarrett- "I'm not planning on going to any camps. I'm taking all of my un-official visits to schools that I'm interested in. We have a team camp. That's the only camp that I'm going to participate in."
WeAreSC- You mentioned that you plan on taking some un-official visits. Do you know where you plan to visit yet?
Jarrett- "I'm going to USC.
I'm not sure when yet. I
have to pay for it, so I have to plan that. That's basically it, because during
spring break I took a lot of tours of schools that I'm interested in,
WeAreSC- Do you plan on taking all of your official visits?
Jarrett- "Yeah, I plan on taking all five right now. That might change."