The former 5-Star recruit signed with the Gators, took
a redshirt, and was in the rotation at safety his redshirt freshman season. An
off the field issue led Jamar to N' East CC and this season Hornsby let the rest
of the country know that he is still around.
"The transition when
I first got here was tough," added Jamar Hornsby
"You are use to playing in front of 90,000 fans, and then all of the sudden
you are playing in front of a couple of thousand fans. It was tough. But once
you get use to it, it is still football. The game is a little slower here, but
there are guys in this league that could be playing at a school like Florida.
Overall, it is just slower."
Jamar has already been through the recruiting
process once. He now feels like he has an advantage over those who are being recruited
for the first time.
"I know when they are telling me the truth and
not telling the truth. That give me the upper hand."
over to one of the schools that is heavily involved with his recruitment, Ole
Miss, this past weekend with his junior college coach.
"It was nice.
I got a chance to meet Coach Nutt. He is a nice guy. I saw Coach Kim Damerson.
We talk on the phone a couple of times a week, so it was good putting a face with
a voice. He is a real nice guy. I also had a chance to meet a couple of their
players. They seemed like really cool guys."
What was Jamar searching
for before he arrived on his unofficial visit?
"I wanted to see the
guys who were already there and how the players reacted to their coaches."
what did he learn about Ole Miss on these issues?
"They have some
pretty good talent at safety, but I can come in and play right away. Coach Nutt
said he was looking for someone to fill in Jamarca Sanford's spot and he hoped
I was that guy. Coach Dameron has been telling me that I have a great chance of
coming in and starting. That is all I am looking for."
There is also
one more major issue at hand.
"I just want the chance to play and
where it feels at home. I had that homey feeling at Ole Miss, and I know I will
have a chance to get on the field. I left with a good feeling about Ole Miss."
is also another SEC program that is heavily involved.
another program I am looking at hard. They have offered me, along with Ole Miss,
Kentucky, and Troy. I know Coach Smart (at Alabama) really well. He was an assistant
at Georgia when they recruited me out of high school. He showed me around on my
official visit at Georgia. I have that trust factor with him because of our long
Is the former Sandalwood (FL) product looking
to get back in the SEC?
"It would be nice, but I have two years left,
and I want to get back on the field and make some plays. Oregon has started recruiting
me too. I just want a chance to make an impact."
The expected May
graduate has two schools in mind when it comes time to take his official visits.
am defintley going to Alabama, and I am miost likely going to Ole Miss. I do not
know where else I am going to visit, but I will be getting to that soon."Watch Video
The 6' 2, 210 pound safety out of East Central CC was named the
MAJC North Region Defensive Player of the Year after collecting 111 tackles and
2 int's on the season. This does not surprise many considering the reverse transfer
from the University of Florida was rated the #3 safety in the country coming out
of high school.