Jamison High On Wake

Jawan Jamison is expected to be one of the best running backs in North Florida this coming season. The 5'8, 190 pound back from The Bolles School is coming off a season in which he gained almost 1,100 yards and accounted for 17 touchdowns. DeaconSports spoke with Jamison about his recruitment.

One way to describe Jawan Jamison's season last year was efficient. The talented back averaged almost 11 yards every time he toted the rock. Jamison has a nice blend of size and power to go along with very good vision, but he is not content by any means.

"I've been busy with lifting weights and running track this off season," said Jamison. "Our spring practice starts next Friday and goes until May 21st. I ready to get that going."

While Jamison has his own running style, he patterns himself after some of the NFL's best. "I try to run hard and powerful like Walter Payton but I also try to run with good speed and agility like Barry Sanders and Reggie Bush. I also have good hands out of the backfield. I think this season everything is going to come together for me. That's why I am working so hard in the off season. I want to be on point this year."

Jamison currently claims two Division I offers and expects more to come before all is said and done. "Right now Wake and Clemson have offered. I am hearing a lot from North Carolina, UCF, Florida, Maryland, Duke, Purdue, and Vanderbilt."

Wake Forest has had quite a bit of success recruiting at Bolles which is something Jamison is very aware of. "Wake is definitely in my top 5. I like Wake because it is a lot like Bolles. It is a smaller private school that is high on academics. They put the student before the athlete. Scott Betros and I are real cool and he loves it up there. Wake has developed a nice pipeline with Bolles. Also, I like that they run the ball a lot."

Wake has also offered two of Jamison's teammates, Desmond Scott and Brent Benedict. "We have talked about it and Desmond, Brent, and I would love to play college ball together if we find the right fit."

Jamison made it clear that he plans to wait until his senior season begins to make a decision and is in no hurry to make a commitment.


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