Churchland DE Jermel Graham (Photo: Thomas Matzke/recruit757)
Jermel Graham was on fire last week with several new offers coming his way
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
At Churchland High School, the team may be off the field for the fall, but senior defensive end Jermel Graham (2021 DE 5-11 235) is pulling in college opportunities. The latest to come his way are Virginia University – Lynchburg and UNC Greensboro.
That brings Graham to a total of nine offers with no signs of slowing down.
“It feels great, to be honest. All my hard work is paying off. I’m representing my team and my coaches,” Graham said. “I’m planning on taking some visits next month. I want to keep an eye on academic requirements, the cost of school, and the location. I’m looking for a school where I can grow academically and grow within my position.”
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Of course, several of his options could include a full scholarship, so that will take expenses off the table. Jermel also expressed that he’s not going to limit himself geographically.
“To be honest, I would like to go anywhere. If I get one shot to play across the country, I would take it,” he stated.
Graham’s offer list now includes VUL, UNC Greensboro, Hampden Sydney, Alvernia, Albright, Valdosta Prep, Trinity International University, Jacksonville Prep, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Some of those schools are very well respected four-year colleges while others are college prep institutions.
There are a few schools that are still taking a long look at him, and he could earn a Division I offer if the chips fall well for him. East Carolina, Morgan State and Rutgers are among the bigger schools that have expressed interest.
“They want me to get taller. I’m a 5’11 D-end. Like that or not, I can still ball,” he said proudly.
In his junior season, Graham racked up 39 tackles, 15 TFL, five sacks, and two forced fumbles over eight games. The Truckers made a playoff run all the way to the Region 4A championship game. They knocked off Warhill and King’s Fork in the first two rounds of the playoffs in 2019.
His highlight film shows what he can do.
– Andy Hilton