Jamaar Spivey is another premier high school RB, with 4.49 speed and 1096 all purpose yards while scoring 15 TD’s, to come out of the State of Alabama. Jamaar has also impressed college coaches by his ability to come off the edge with that 4.49 speed and block punts. Not only did Spivey block 2 punts, he also returned 1 of them for a TD his junior season. Spivey is an incoming senior and he has already taken summer courses (this summer) that will allow him to graduate early so he can begin his collegiate career next winter.
Jamaar is our first student athlete out of high school powerhouse Red Devils of Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama. Spivey is the 5th student athlete to enroll into the PTRG Academy from the State of Alabama.
When Spivey is not studying for school or training he spends his free time mentoring middle school and high school underclassmen in the Longhorn Football Organization. He also spends his free time serving through the Phillip Temple Homeless Ministry.
Jamaar is now focused on learning how to use his athletic ability pay for a great college education/experience through his enrollment into the PTRG Academy. Check out some of the things Spivey has learned and/or applied to his everyday life as he moves through the online program.
Have you created your Recruiting Communications Game Plan?
‘Yes, I email at least 10 college coaches a day, look at schools I plan on attending and do questionnaire for each school.’
Do you understand where the source of Grant & Aid comes from?
‘The source of Grants come from Pell and SEOG . Monies are allocated from the Federal Gov’t.’
Do you understand what FAFSA is? If so, what is it?
‘Yes, Free Application for Federal Student Aid and it is for the Pell Grant (EFC=0)= $5950.’
Do you understand the different types of school Loans that are available? If so, what are their names and when do they have to be paid back?
‘Stafford/Perkins/PLUS Loans- subsidized and unsubsidized and has to be paid back 6 months after the last year of school attendance.’
Do you understand what the recruiting process looks like to a coach?
‘Yes, but I didn’t realize that is was such a busy profession and I didn’t realize all of the things coaches have to do before they can even begin to recruit an athlete.’
Stay tuned for more comments and observations as Jamaar makes his way through all 8 Lessons of the PTRG Academy. This is a snapshot of what he’s learned after completing Lesson 2.
Check out Jamaar’s highlight video;