Jarrett Reflects on Latest Visit

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Cox (Virginia Beach, VA) place-kicker/punter Drew Jarrett holds one official scholarship offer from James Madison and is drawing interest from UAB, but his college decision likely will come down to the Dukes, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Right now, the big decision for the 6-0, 180-pound Jarrett is whether to accept the full scholarship or accept a recruited walk-on spot with one of the two in-state Division 1A programs.

Jarrett made an official visit to James Madison the weekend of January 16th-18th and says the Dukes are “absolutely” in the running for his services. He did, however, come away very impressed with an official visit to UVa this past weekend.

“I had a really good time,” Jarrett said of this past weekend’s experience. “[R/S Freshman tight end] Andrew Devlin showed me around and showed me a good time. I talked to the coaches and I talked to Al Groh. It was a good time.”

Asked if the Cavaliers might offer an official scholarship now or just extend a recruited walk-on spot with an opportunity to earn a scholarship, Jarrett answered, “The latter is pretty much what they are doing. They are asking me to come in and earn a scholarship. They said if I come in and win the starting job, I would get my scholarship in January of next year. So I’d only have to pay my way for one semester.”

Jarrett elaborated on Virginia’s standing at this point in the process.

“I’m definitely interested in Virginia. For sure,” Jarrett said. “Of course, I’d rather have the scholarship up front, but what they are offering definitely means a lot. It is good to know a kicker can get money. I’m definitely very interested in Virginia. It is a great school, obviously. It is one of the top public schools in the country and that plays a heavy role in my decision.”

An official visit to Virginia Tech is scheduled for this coming weekend, though Jarrett could cancel the trip. A talented punter as well as place-kicker, Jarrett calls himself “primarily a place-kicker” on the college level. Position could be a factor when it comes to the Hokies.

“The last time I talked to Coach Beamer was Tuesday or Wednesday of last week,” Jarrett said. “I most likely will end up taking the visit, but I want to talk to them again to clarify some things.

“Virginia Tech is very interested in