2006 (Freshman): Played in eight games ... Missed the remainder of the contests from the effects of a sprained knee ... Made four tackles during the season ... Had a season high of two stops in the Music City Bowl win over Clemson and also caused and recovered a fumble on one play ... Recorded a sack vs. Florida in a crucial fourth-down situation.
High School: Highly talented defensive end ... The nation's No. 13 weakside end and the No. 57 prospect in Florida by Rivals.com ... All-South Region by PrepStar ... Played two years at Sebastian River HS in Sebastian, Fla. ... Has impressive physical abilities and was timed as fast as 4.54 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Coached by Randy Bethel ... "Jamil has range and speed," Bethel said. "He's eager to learn. His first two steps are extremely quick. When he gets his second move down completely, he'll be a great pass rusher." ... Won an award for student of the month ... Decided on Kentucky after also considering Ohio State, Florida, and Kansas.
Personal: Born in Vero Beach, Fla. ... Son of Chiquita Smith and Tressie Flemming ... Name is pronounced "ja-MEL" ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.
Community Cats: Participated in events at the Fayette County Schools Summer VERB Finale and at Johnson Elementary School (2006).
Paris Career Statistics
Year Pos. G-GS Tackles TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. FF FR 2006 Def. End 8-0 4 0.5-2 0.5-2 1 1