Camp Update: Jamari McCollough

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Another top Randallstown High School (MD) prospect made it down to Blacksburg on July 10th. 5-11, 175 pound cornerback Jamari McCollough joined teammate Melvin Alaeze on an unofficial visit to Tech this past weekend. Like Alaeze, McCollough did not participate in the camp.

“We got there [on Saturday],” McCollough said. “When we got there we ate at the Dining Hall. After that we walked around and looked at the football facilities. We walked through the tunnel the players walk out of. That was very exciting. Then we toured the facilities. I liked that. I talked to Coach Beamer, Coach Ball, Coach Foster, and the Defensive Backs Coach [Lorenzo Ward]. The Defensive Backs Coach told me I’m their number one cornerback on their board. He told me I could make good accomplishments on the team and that they don’t have a problem starting freshmen. He said Defensive Backs are born and not made and that he could really develop my talent if I went there.”

McCollough seemed to like both the football facilities as well as the school environment. He spoke with several players, including Richard Johnson, about the program.

“I liked it very well,” McCollough said of Virginia Tech. “It’s a very good college. There’s not much of a city around there so you can really focus on academics. I talked to Richard Johnson, and he told me the main thing they do around there is go to classes, play sports, and train for sports.”

With over ten offers, McCollough still has yet to really narrow his list down to five schools. He didn’t name any specific favorites but did say Tech is currently high on his list.

“Virginia Tech is very high on my list,” McCollough said. “I don’t have any favorites yet…I’ll decide on those before the season. I do know Virginia Tech will be one of my five visits. Since I visited, I know I like the environment. The players are cool, the coaches are down to earth, and Coach Beamer seems like a real good guy. I felt comfortable there.”

Following his senior season, McCollough wants to make all five official visits before making his decision.