Camden’s Region Athlete of the Year Jeremiah Compton announced last weekend his commitment to Kennesaw State. The athletic two-way star is one of the better football players down in south Georgia and is a major get for the Owls.
Camden’s head man Bob Sphire thinks the same. “Jeremiah plays the game with his head and his heart. He has an extremely high football IQ and can be a leader in the secondary by making all the calls and directing all of the adjustments. He will also lead by his actions. He is an outstanding tackler and will attack the ball when it is in the air.
Compton’s potential is really high, and he even earned several FBS offers during his recruitment, but ultimately chose to stay close to home and play for Kennesaw. Coach Sphire sees a lot of potential for Compton at Kennesaw both on and off the field.
“He will be a valuable and dependable asset to Kennesaw State these next four years. He has the ability to be the face of a program because of his character and work ethic,” Sphire said.
Compton held offers from Western Carolina, Furman, Mercer, Kennesaw State, Army, Wofford, Charleston Southern, Navy, Western Illinois, NCCU, Elon, West Georgia, and Southern Miss.
The senior had one of the best pick six’s of the year where he caught the ball one-handed and returned nearly the whole length of the field for a score. He gets a great jump on the play, which demonstrates his excellent reactions, but he also showcases elite acceleration to the ball carrier. He is a textbook tackler and will stuff the running back right on contact, and at some points causes a fumble.
Spending some time in Kennesaw’s weight lifting program should do wonders for Compton, and we think he can get up 210 pounds in college and be a downhill big-hitting safety for the Owls. Compton is another good in-state commit for Kennesaw’s staff, and we expect them close hard this final month with more in-state commits, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest.