By: Matt Rothman
Jahrel Wilson, who has been a standout on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas football team since he was a freshman in High School, officially committed to playing college football next year at Keiser University in West Palm Beach.
Wilson, who grew up in West Palm Beach, moved to Coral Springs and began attending MSD in 2017.
Wilson played exceptionally well his junior season and 32 tackles, three tackles for a loss, and one forced fumble before having ten tackles in only two games as a senior.
It wasn’t until Wilson was eight-years-old until he started playing football competitively. He played for the Palm Beach County Youth Football League, becoming a star quickly.
Wilson is appreciative to many of his friends and family for helping him get to this point but would not have been able to have the success he did without Head Coach Quentin Short and Coach George LePorte.
Coach Short said, “He has overcome lots of adversity, and he really made a commitment to excel in the classroom as well as on the field. His hard work definitely paid off.”
Wilson is excited to join an NAIA program that went 7-0 last season and has only lost five games since they began playing and should make an impact quickly.
“I want to thank Coach Short for always keeping me levelheaded and accountable and making me into a man and having to grow up,” Wilson said. “I want to thank Coach LePorte for always caring regardless of if it was football or anything life-related.”
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student. Matt also covers the New York Islanders for The Hockey Writer, the New York Mets for Last Word on Baseball and Florida Gators Athletics for ESPN Gainesville.
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