Jarrett Ready To Sign

West Forsyth (NC) linebacker Kyle Jarrett was the first commitment to Wake Forest's 2007 recruiting class. Throughout the past couple of years, Jarrett has remained a solid commitment to Wake Forest and, Wednesday, Jarrett will sign with Wake Forest.

"Wednesday morning," Kyle Jarrett said, "there's a couple newspapers covering area teams and we're going to go to Carver [High School] and having a breakfast/lunch and do those newspapers. Then we'll come back to the school and newspapers from here will cover us signing, probably in library."

When Jarrett signs on Wednesday, he will officially become a member of the Wake Forest family. In doing so, he will move forward from a spectacular career at West Forsyth and look ahead to the next five years at Wake Forest.

"We finished 9-4 this year and lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs to Charlotte Independence," Jarrett noted. "We played them the best they were played in the playoffs in a long time…We accomplished a lot of our goals this year."

After a knee injury during his junior season, some individuals in the local community did not expect as much from Jarrett during his senior campaign. "Individually, I had a great year," Jarrett noted. "Coming back, there were a lot of questions about my knee and how I would perform. I think some guys were thinking I would do less, but that wasn't the case."

In fact, Jarrett put together an impressive season that included 90 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, and 7 sacks. In his final game, a playoff game against eventual champion Charlotte Independence, Jarrett returned a punt block 80-yards for a touchdown and also caught a 75-yard pass offensively.

The 6'2, 212-pound Jarrett will play strongside linebacker at Wake Forest. As he prepares for life in the ACC, Jarrett has plans to continue to train to get him ready for big-time college football. "I'm going up to this place in Greensboro to do my agility and speed training," Jarrett noted. "Also, I'm going to a place with a sports conditioning program so I don't have to wear my [knee] brace anymore."

"Everything is going great with the knee," he continued. "I'm going to make sure by the time I get to camp all is good and I wont have to worry too much about it. It'll be the different in knowing I don't have to wear the brace anymore in games. Right now, I don't use it in sports conditioning or velocity training."

With his knee healed and his academics already in order, Jarrett just needs to sign the papers to become a Demon Deacon this week. After that, he officially becomes a member of the Wake Forest football program and Demon Deacon family. "I'm really looking forward to that," he said.

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