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.