June 27, 2012
Cincy teammates ready to get started at Army
High school teammates committing to the same school during the same recruiting year is not as common as one would think.
However, teammates Desmond Jarman and Aaron Kemper out of Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods High School carry that distinction as part of Army's 2012 incoming freshman class.
However, both players indicate they have spent as much time talking about going the next together as many may think. Their primary focus has been on preparation and closing out their summer with West Point as their destination.
"I haven't to him since school let out.," declares Kemper, as Jarman offer his perspective. "During the school we talked about it a lot and also during track season."
For the 5-foot-5, 202 pound Kemper, who is projects as a slot back in the Army triple option offense ... like Jarman, he's getting physically ready for the next step.
"I've been doing my workout plan and running," says the USMAPS bound prospect, who also showed his worth in track this spring/summer.
"I ran the 100m and 4x100," he adds. "My best time in the 100M was a 10.7. I didn't make out of regionals in the 100, but our 4x100 team made it to the states. We didn't have a good time, we ran a 43 flat ... that was pretty low, because the week before we ran a 42.4."
Now that high school is in his rearview mirror, Kemper talked about how anxious he is to kickoff the new phase in his life. "I'm really excited to get up there," he shared with GoBlackKnights.com.
"I spoke to Colonel Green this weekend and he was asking how I was getting to West Point for R-Day and if my folks are coming down as well. And yes, they will be joining me."
For Jarman, it's countdown time as well, but also preparation time.
"Right now I'm just trying to enjoy my last few days," shares the defensive end, as he gets a chuckle out of his own comments. "I have a job right now, but also working hard with a personal training."
Clearly his workouts are paying off, as he now tips the scales at 6-foot-4, 230. "In high school I was 6-foot-3, 220 ... that's what weight I played at the whole time," he adds.
"That comes from all around hard work during my workouts and eating right."
Jarman's frame and athletic talent make him a true diamond in the rough defensive prospect, who will have the coaching staff smiling ear to ear. "I talked to Coach Mumford and the showed me as well as talked to me about quick defensive end," says Jarman.
"I'm really good with my hands and they told me that there a few things a work on as far as adjusting. But they told me that my hands are good and my get off (explosion) is good."
As GBK has reported through our coverage of the 2012 recruiting class ... this group has utilized social media to already develop a brotherhood, even before they connect face to face on R-Day.
"I've talked to a few of my future teammates already," says Jarman. Colby (Enegren) just text me and introduced himself and like me, he plays D-end as well. Everyone is excited to finally meet face to face."
Jarman indicated that he will be leaving early to make his way to New York on July 21st and he will be traveling with his mom up to West Point.
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