Being teammates with highly sought after defensive tackle Jarron Jones has been a positive for defensive back Jahmahl Pardner of Rochester (N.Y.) Aquinas Institute, who has used the additional exposure to his advantage. Pardner holds three offers and is also receiving interest from several other East Coast schools.
"Recruiting is good," said Pardner, who is 6-foot-1 and 179-pounds. "I wish it would pick up a little more, but it's good. I have three offers right now. I have Buffalo, Akron and D1-AA Albany."
Aquinas Institute has been an especially busy place this spring because of 4-star defensive tackle Jarron Jones, but as a result Pardner has also begun to receive more interest.
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"Penn State, Boston College, Syracuse and Ohio State have checked in with me and a lot of others for the big boy," said Pardner. "Temple and Rutgers have probably been showing the most interest though."
Thus far, Pardner has taken visits to Penn State and Bowling Green, and he will hit the road harder this summer.
"I will go to at least five school camps," said Pardner. "I'm going to Boston College, Temple, Tennessee and maybe Georgia Tech. I'm not sure about others yet."
Pardner does not currently have a timeline for a final decision, but he does know what he is looking for.
"I'm looking for a school that feels like home and somewhere that I can learn and grow into a better person and develop into the best ball player," said Pardner.