Jarrett: Knee 100%

A few games into his junior season at West Forsyth High, Deacon linebacker commitment Kyle Jarrett injured his knee and was knocked out for the remainder of the season. At the Shrine Bowl invitation only combine two weeks ago, Jarrett returned – and returned with a vengeance.

DeaconSports recently caught up with Kyle Jarrett to get an update on his recovery as well as his Shrine Bowl combine. "We started off drills, they went well," Jarrett said of the combine. "We started hitting and I actually knocked a kid's facemask off. It felt good to get back out. This was my first real contact since injuring my knee."

Though knocking a player's helmet off their head is done occasionally at the high school level, actually knocking the facemask off of the helmet is rare. "That's never happened to me before, it's never happened to me," Jarrett noted. "It was a good feeling to start what's pretty much the beginning of my senior year like that was a big plus. I've just got to keep on working and hitting like that."

If hits like he put on at the Shrine Bowl combine are any indication, Jarrett's knee is back to healthy. "It's great. It's back to 100% now. I do sports conditioning to get it better. I'm still working on it and hoping to be in the best shape of my life for my senior season."

Also strong is his commitment to Wake Forest. "I'm definitely still committed, all Wake," he noted. "I still get letters from other people but I'm all Wake. We've got John committed and everything too. It's great."

"The Wake coaches are unbelievable," he continued. "It's hard to stay in contact all the time, but they send letters and we try to keep in touch. As soon as I sign, we're close-by and they can come to my house. The Wake players are right there too. I'm strong with Wake and we hope our commitment will bring in more top players."


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