North Carolina has been a hotbed in recruiting for the Florida Gators for a while now and the coaching staff offered a few prospects from the state last week.
2023 offensive lineman Jamaal Jarrett (6-6, 290, Greensboro, NC. Ben L Smith) was one of the guys to pick up an offer after he talked to his area recruiter for the state.
“Coach Tim Brewster,” Jarrett said on who offered him from Florida last week. “He said Jamaal you got something special, you have to keep going and push yourself every day, you got to be the one to get up with that go get it mentality. He was like Jamaal I’m here to tell you that you have an offer from the University of Florida.”
Jarrett was caught off guard by the news as he was talking with his high school coach when he received the news from the gators.
“I was so happy when I heard those words,” he said in his reaction. “I was shocked, I had just woken up and zoomed to the school getting ready to go to class and my coach said Jamaal come in my office and I just knew it was going to be something great at that moment.”
Tight ends coach Tim Brewster explained to Jarrett last week that where he plays in Gainesville will depend on him.
“He said Jamaal I’m going to try my best to make you a Gator,” Jarrett said of the message from Brewster. “He likes how I play on both sides of the ball, he was like if I keep working I could be great on either side of the ball. Offense or defense.”
Jarrett admits his interest in the Gators is high now that he has an offer from Florida and it’s because of a few reasons.
“Scale from 1-10, I like Florida a 10,” he said on his interest in Florida. “The way Coach Brewster was talking me he’s recruiting me very high and I love the colors. A lot of NFL greats have started and come out of Florida.”
A few other schools in the ACC have already expressed interest in the Jarrett as well.
“[North] Carolina they have offered me as well as Duke, and Florida State have shown a heavy interest,” Jarrett said on other schools recruiting him hard.