By: Matt Rothman
There have been plenty of talented high school football players to come out of Coral Glades, but Jamari Collier has got to be among the very best.
He was rewarded for all his work after he officially committed to play college football next fall at Lincoln University of Missouri.
Collier, who lives in Coral Springs, has been on the varsity football team since he was a sophomore. He had 18 catches for 238 yards during his junior year and added 97 yards on the ground. Collier then surpassed those numbers as a senior, helping the Jaguars make the postseason for the first time in school history.
Head Coach Cam Thomas says it means a lot to his program to have another player commit to a Division II program. He feels there are more on the way as well.
“There’s no one that I know of in the city that has that,” Thomas said. “Jamari is special. With him continuing to grow in the classroom and on the field, I wouldn’t be surprised if he does get a shot one day to play on Sunday.”
Collier should make an immediate impact on a school that went 1-10 in 2019.
“I want to thank God, of course, because without him, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” Collier said, and also thanked his mother, siblings, coaches, and friends for making him stay on track.
“I feel like with what my coaches taught me and all the hard work I put in; I can take my game to the next level.”
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from Long Island, he moved to Parkland shortly after high school. Along with Parkland Talk, Matt is the lone contributing writer for the New York Islanders with The Hockey Writers. He worked as the Assistant Sports Editor for his school paper, Eagle News.
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