One player that has seen a
dramatic increase in recruiting has been offensive tackle Patrick Jamison from
Hamilton HS (Chandler, AZ).
Until recently, Jamison only held offers from Arizona State and UNLV. That has now changed as
Pat is one of the hottest prospects in the Southwest. He now holds offers from
State, San Diego State, UNLV, Colorado
State, Nevada, UCLA, Tennessee, Boise State,
Washington State, Oregon State
Arizona is the
most recent to offer.
Jamison was asked how it felt to
get all of this new found attention. He responded, "It feels good. It shows
something for all of the hard work. It (the new recruiting) kind of came out of
the blue. I didn't see it coming but it did."
In previous interviews, Jamison
expressed an interest in making an early commitment, he says that is still a
possibility but he says he is in no rush. "I plan on taking all five of my
visits" he adds.
Now with 13 offers Pat has the
tough task of narrowing down his schools. He says if he had to choose his five
schools to take official visits today they would be "ASU, UCLA, Oregon State, Arizona and
When asked if he had any
unofficial visits planned for the rest of the summer he stated, "I might go to
Cal. I have to
work out the timing. Illinois maybe but that would be spur of the
The 6-4 290 pounder has been able
to attend a few camps so far this summer. He camped at Arizona State
and traveled up to the Nike Camp at Oregon. His camp experience has gone well.
Reports state that he was one of the best offensive linemen in Eugene and Jamison agreed.
"I did well. I was told I had the best pass pro they had ever seen. I had good
footwork, that's what stood above the rest and made me look superior. I also had
good technique and foot speed."
Jamison was able to make an
unofficial visit to Oregon State while he was up north and he came
away impressed. "The coaching staff is great. Coach Riley and Coach Cavanaugh
are great, he's (Cavanaugh) a good guy. I talked with him for twenty or thirty
minutes. The whole staff is personal, the players said the same
The Beavers do a good job of
recruiting Arizona and Jamison was able to talk to former
Phoenix St. Mary's linebacker Keaton Kristick. While he says that having other
players from Arizona is a good thing, he says it will not
be much of a factor in the recruiting process.
Jamison says he will attend camp
at Notre Dame. They have not offered but he says the coaches told him they could
if he performs well at the camp.
Arizona is the most recent to offer and
he has good things to say about the Wildcats. "I like the program. Everything is
new, they have good facilities. I know the coaching staff pretty well. They were
one of the first schools to talk to me and they have always treated me
Teammate Gerell Robinson has made
a soft commitment to UofA and Jamison says that that will not effect his
decision. He states that he has a good relationship wit Robinson and but would
only commit if it felt right.
Jamison was 1st team
all region last year as well as being named honorable mention all state. He
reports a 3.0 GPA and has taken his SAT but has not received the score.
Offensive tackle Patrick Jamison from Hamilton HS (Chandler, AZ) has quickly become one the of the hottest prospects in the Southwest. See what schools he has named as his leader and check out his thoughts on them here.