Three Fighting Illini junior football players departed to seek their fortunes in the NFL, and all are considered top draft possibilities. But they are not the only Illini players to have that opportunity. Jarred Fayson is also drawing significant interest from pro teams, and his performance at the Illini Pro Timing Day enhanced his reputation.
April 11, 2011
The Fighting Illini receiver corps holds a great deal of promise for the 2010 season. There is talent, depth and experience, and some newcomers show potential. The receiver who is still waiting to show all his skills is fifth year senior Jarred Fayson. The highly rated prospect has endured multiple injuries but is now healthy and excited for the season.
August 25, 2010
It is rare when a five-star football player transfers to Illinois. Besides having a choice of many good schools, he must sit out a year before playing again. Jarred Fayson made the switch and finally got on the field last fall, but injuries slowed his progress. As a fifth year senior, he believes he is now ready to demonstrate his vast potential.
July 4, 2010
Twenty months is not a long time, unless you happen to be a football player waiting to become eligible after transferring from one high major college to another. Wide receiver Jarred Fayson transferred from Florida to Illinois for second semester last year, and he can't wait to get on the field again against Missouri September 5th.
August 12, 2009
Basketball players who transfer from one college to another between semesters must wait one full year before their eligibility is restored. But a football player in the same circumstance has no games until the following fall. Athletes like Jarred Fayson must wait seemingly an eternity before resuming the game they love.
April 1, 2009