Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This rep has the latest with 3-star DT Jamaal Jarret. He ranks as the nation’s No. 51 DT and the No. 385 overall prospect for 2023 on the 247Sports Composite ratings.
Georgia is still in the fight for another under-the-radar 3-star DT out of North Carolina. Heard that one before?
The player in question is Grimsley High DT Jamaal Jarrett. He’s rated as a 3-star on the 247Sports Composite, but he’s a 4-star for 247Sports. It is an interesting ranking as some services are just warming to the fact he is a defensive lineman and not an offensive line prospect.
That also sounds similar to the Jordan Davis story from the class of 2018. Jarrett has attended two big-time prospect camps this year and he earned DL MVP honors in both. That was for a Rivals camp and at the Under Armour Atlanta regional.
The 6-foot-6, 355-pound rising senior just moved his recruiting process forward from the top 11 to the top 5 stage today. Jarrett released his top 5 schools moments ago from his social media account, but with a twist.
Auburn: The Tigers were not in his original top 11, but they made up some ground of late. That is thanks to a key relationship that is now a part of their program.
Clemson: He visited Clemson for the first time earlier this month and came away with a big offer from the Tigers. Dabo Swinney’s program was one of the three schools that did not make his initial top 11 back in December. They showed him a home feeling and a family feel and knocked a couple of contenders from this list. He’s been to Clemson one time, but he made it sound like it was a home run visit.
Georgia: The Bulldogs were in his original top 11 he released back on December 31, 2021, and have continued to recruit him as a priority. Georgia line coach Tray Scott calls him “Bigggg Younnng Maaaal” when they speak.
LSU: Another newcomer to his top school thought tree here, Jarrett says he is looking forward to his first visit to LSU later this spring.
North Carolina: The home-state school. The Tar Heels were his first offer and have long felt like home to Jarrett. Travis Shaw, his former 5-star teammate, signed with UNC in the class of 2022.
Jarrett told DawgNation that he will look to take some of his official visits this spring and summer. But he does not plan an immediate commitment decision at this time. As of now, there is no specific timeline.
“I am talking to my coach and family about that,” he said. “I was thinking after the season so I can just focus on straight football and my senior year. But then again, there is also the option of being committed going into my senior year would also knock all of that out of the way, too.”
“I guess the best thing to say there is I am still working on it.”
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Jamaal Jarrett: Breaking down that final 5
These schools will all receive official visits barring any updates with new schools coming in. He said that Texas A&M has really stepped up their interest in him as well of late.
Jarrett was asked to convey why each school made his final group. We’ll share his thoughts in full below.