Ronnie Jamison jumped too high at the South Carolina camp on Friday morning.
The Gamecocks could only give the junior college wide receiver credit for a 39-inch vertical jump.
“They said it should have been a 41, but they put it on paper as a 39, because there weren’t enough [inch] marks at the top,” Jamison said.
We’ll call it an even 40.
The Irmo (S.C.) High School product also ran a 4.45-second 40-yard-dash and 4.0 in the shuttle.
Even though his offer sheet doesn’t include any other Power 5 programs, South Carolina was ready to offer after camp on Friday. Jamison couldn’t wait to commit on Sunday. The 6-foot-2, 187-pound prospect was No. 4 of the weekend for the Gamecocks.
“Honestly, I was committed before they even offered,” he said. “When he offered me, I told Coach [Will] Muschamp that he would be hearing from me in the near future. I just wanted to get back home and talk it over with my grandmother, let her know that’s what I wanted to do.
“I knew she was going to be happy, wherever I decided to go.”
Her grandson won’t be too far from home.
“It’s honestly just an unbelievable feeling. This is something I always wanted to do. This is kind of one of the reasons I started playing football, because I live like 10 minutes from the Gamecocks’ stadium,” Jamison said. “I used to go down there and see all the time, hear Sandstorm. It’s the reason I play football. It’s an amazing feeling.”
The 2016 season at Highland (Kan.) Community College was his first full campaign at wide receiver. Running back was his primary position before he moved to quarterback and wide receiver later on at Irmo.
“I’d have to say at receiver, I’m a playmaker,” Jamison said. “I get the ball and make something happen in space. Go up, when the ball’s in the air, I feel like I can play it in the air just as well as anybody in the country can.”
Jamison is on track to graduate from the Kansas JUCO in December.