Lots of D-1 looks for Gault

One of the more underrated signal callers in the JC ranks this year is East Mississippi QB Jare Gault (6-3, 218) and he's had a great spring after transferring form a D-2 school hoping to make a name for himself. He's taken the reigns of the Lions' offense and he's ready to lead them into the season after a spring of getting to know the playmakers he has at his disposal.

"Oh it's been great this summer," Gault told JCFootball.com. "I've been out there running and working with my wideouts and we had a really, really good spring. The whole team did really well and the coaches said they liked the progress we've made.

"It was tough coming in and not knowing anyone, but I came in and worked hard and my teammates showed me respect after they saw how hard I worked. I basically feel in control of everything right now and that's a good feeling to have as a quarterback."

Gault attended a small school in South Carolina and didn't get many looks so he decided to go to a local D-2 school.

"I went to Newberry College in South Carolina, it's about 20 minutes outside of Charleston," Gault said. "I played a little bit my freshman year and then my offensive coordinator left to come to East Mississippi so I thought about it and realized it would be a good chance for me to come here and get a chance to get some D-1 looks so I left and I'm really glad I did."

After his excellent performance in spring workouts with his team, Gault then attended the JCFootball.com combine and was one of two quarterbacks named to the All-Combine team. He posted a 4.6 forty time, a 27-inch vertical, a 4.9 shuttle and put up 225 pounds eight times on the bench.

On the recruiting front, Gault is just starting to hear from four-year programs that have had to search around for him since he's moved a couple of times.

"Memphis is close to offering me," Gault said. "My coaches said their coaches told them they wanted to see a little bit more of me, but they said they were looking to offer me in the season if I did well.

"I went up to some of Alabama's practices and that was a lot of fun and a great experience. Ole Miss, Hawaii, Kansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette are also after me right now, but they all have said the same thing – basically they want to see me throw against some top competition before they offer me."

Even though he's anxious to get some offers under his belt, Gault isn't too proud to realize he still needs to keep proving himself.

"I don't mind showing them what I can do," Gault said. "I feel like I can do well and then that will prove to them I'm worth the effort. I have no problem proving myself."

Because he was a full-qualifier out of high school, Gault can leave at any time, so he'll sign with someone in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll have more from this talented signal-caller as the season gets underway.

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