Jamerson latest Divsion I recruit from Trinity
By Joe Tuscano, Staff writer
Trinity High School's football program churned out its fifth NCAA Division I recruit in the past two seasons when Jack Jamerson accepted a scholarship to the University of New Hampshire Tuesday.
Jamerson, a 6-4, 250-pounder, is projected as a defensive tackle and chose UNH over Maine and Central Connecticut State.
"I thought the coaches knew what they were talking about," said Jamerson, a three-year starter for the Hillers. "I liked the facilities. The school is nice and the town is nice."
Jamerson joins Nate Lojek, who received a full scholarship from Robert Morris University, as the two Trinity Division I-AA recruits this season. The Hillers produced three Division I players - Andrew Sweat (Ohio State), Mike Yancich (Penn State), and Brandon Weaver (Ohio University) - last year.
Trinity received a letter from researchers at Vanderbilt University that congratulated the Hillers on their ability to place football athletes in Division I programs.
"It said that nine percent of the schools produce 70 percent of the Division I players and we were in the nine percent," said Trinity athletic director and football coach Ed Dalton. "I think we are doing a good job of identifying talent and getting them to continue on in college."
Dalton said the school has a strong reputation for producing football talent.
"They know they are going to get academic quality," said Dalton. "They are not a risk. That's important when you are investing $100,000 in a student over four years. That's a credit to the district and the teachers."
Jamerson visited UNH over the weekend and made up his mind. He plans to major in education and possibly pursue a job as athletic director or history teacher.
"They started recruiting me about a month and a half ago," Jamerson said.
Dalton believes New Hampshire is getting a game-ready player, who is tenacious and driven.
"He's probably the toughest kid I've had since I've been here," said Dalton. "He's not just happy walking in, he wants to knock you out of the play. Sometimes, he gets up mad after making a tackle because he wasn't happy with the tackle."
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