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1  Jerell Priester
Jerell Priester

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ulmer, S.C.

High School:
Allendale-Fairfax

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175

Position:
Cornerback

Experience:
1L


Got good experience as a reserve cornerback and on special teams during his freshman season ... Likely to play an expanded role in the coming season ... Explosive speed gives him the potential to be an outstanding cornerback and kick returner ... Has shown good coverage ability in practice and should continue to improve as he gets experience.

2010 (Freshman): Played in nine games, including getting a few snaps at cornerback in addition to his special teams action ... Made four stops, including two tackles for loss vs. Charleston Southern ... Returned two kickoffs with an excellent 27.5-yard average.

High School: Speedster running back/defensive back posted some eyepopping numbers ... Best time in the 40-yard dash is 4.29 seconds ... Timed at 4.31 seconds, the best time at the Elite 100 Camp in Charlotte, N.C., in the summer of 2009 ... Rushed for approximately 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, averaging more than 10 yards per carry ... Firstteam all-state for Class A by the High School Sports Report ... Zipped for 1,194 yards and 12 TDs as a junior while averaging an incredible 12.1 yards per rush ... Started at safety as a sophomore ... Helped team to three consecutive state playoff appearances, winning 10 games his senior and sophomore seasons ... Two-year member of the all-region team ... The No. 17 prospect in South Carolina and the nation's No. 59 all-purpose athlete by Rivals.com ... Played in the O-D All-America Game and the South Carolina North-South All-Star Game ... Named the Most Valuable Defensive Back at a high-school combine ... Coached by Wayne Farmer ... Competed in five events in track, the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter events, along with the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays ... State champion as a senior in the 100, 200 and by 4x400 ... Has run the 100 as fast as 10.3 in hand-held timing and 10.97 in electronic timing.

Personal: Born in Allendale, S.C. ... Named is pronounced "PREES-ter" ... Son of Ritichie Anthony and Sandra Deloach ... A cousin, Raymond Priester, played football at Clemson ... Considering a major in business.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium