Throughout the Spring, Randallstown (MD) cornerback prospect Jamari McCollough has continued to gather more and more scholarship offers from major Division I-A programs. He is now holds double-digit offers and is looking for more.
“I have a lot of offers right now,” McCollough said. “Some of the ones I know off the top of my head are Pitt, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Rutgers, Syracuse, Michigan State, UCLA, and Michigan. I’m very happy right now and I’m willing to take more (laughs).”
Georgia and Virginia are among the other schools showing serious interest. Neither have offered. All of the schools are recruiting McCollough to play cornerback, although he does play wide receiver as well.
As a junior, the 5-11, 175 pound McCollough made 43 solo tackles and had six interceptions. Three of those picks were returned for scores. He earned first-team all-county and second-team all-metro honors for his junior year performance.
“He’s smooth as silk,” Randallstown Head Coach Albert Howard said. “Watch him play. This kid is agile and he’s fast and he doesn’t even look like he’s moving. He glides down the field. He plays wide receiver and cornerback for us. He’s one of the best cover corners I’ve ever coached.”
McCollough has been playing cornerback since his days in Recreation league. His experience over the years is one of the reasons he can make playing the position look easy.
“I’ve been playing cornerback since Rec league so I have a lot of experience doing it,” McCollough said. “I use good techniques and I know how to use them to my advantage. I’m aggressive.”
McCollough does not list any favorite schools right now and appears very open. He would like to narrow his list to five schools before the start of his senior year. This summer, he plans on attending summer camps at the University of Maryland on June 21st and Virginia Tech on July 11th.
“I don’t have any favorite schools,” McCollough said. “I’m still sifting through the schools that have offered. I’m going to take my time and wait it out. I do want to narrow my list to a top five before the beginning of my season. Then I’ll take visits to those schools.”
One of the top cornerbacks in the state of Maryland, McCollough says staying in-state “doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care at all...
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