Transferring schools in high school can be rough for some students, but imagine switching football programs in different states. Defensive back Jarett Cole had the opportunity to witness that experience while coming to football powerhouse Norcross from Hough High School in North Carolina where the junior finished his last season with 46 tackles and one sack as the team went 10-4.
Primarily playing safety now, Cole has fit in nicely with the Blue Devils. Despite being a member of the two-time state champions, the defensive back did not feel much pressure heading into his junior campaign. “As a team we can’t really focus on everybody else. As long as we excel in the things that we do on the field, then we’re good,” said Cole. Patrolling the secondary, the junior was part of Norcross top-ranked defense that allowed just 16 points per game. Cole did more than his fair share of the work, finishing with over 50 tackles during the regular season as the Blue Devils reached the state playoffs for the fifth straight year before falling in the first round. He won Norcross’ Defensive Player of the Week honors three times during the regular season while being named Defensive Honorable Mention seven times.
Cole’s has received various interest from schools throughout the country while gaining his most notable offer from Boston College. The defensive back spent a substantial amount of his offseason attending various camps, most notably Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Kansas State, Clemson and the SPARQ Combine. Standing a 5-foot-11 and weighing 180 pounds, Cole has showcased tremendous speed, 4.5-second 40-yard dash, along with great awareness in the secondary with a desire of laying hard hits on receivers.
He maintains a 3.5 GPA in the classroom and is interested in one day becoming a lawyer. As the recruiting process continues to heat up, Cole’s skillset will continue to draw interest from schools about the standout defensive back.