After committing to Central Michigan back in June, 2015 athlete and rising star Ja’Mar Antwine, has made the decision to transfer from Pontiac High School and finish his senior year of high school at Southfield High School and play for the Southfield Blue Jays. Branden Hunter of Rivals.com and prep sports/college recruiting guru Scott Burnstein, reported the news on Twitter.
2015 DB and #CMU commit Ja'Mar Antwine has transferred from Pontiac High( Mich.) to Southfield High (Mich.). Bluejays secondary is loaded.—
Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 11, 2014
CMU football commit jamar antwine registers at Southfield, looks like the jays have yet another lethal weapon in its stable—
Scott M. Burnstein (@burneystweets) August 11, 2014
If you haven’t already figured it out, this is obviously great news for an already loaded and talented Southfield Blue Jay football team. Coming into Southfield, Antwine will only enhance the Blue Jays already lethal secondary. In fact, I’m about ready to compare them to the Seattle Seahawks’ secondary or at least call them the high school version of the Seahawks secondary, because just like the Seahawks, they are now loaded at both the corner-back and safety position.
Think about it, at corner-back, you have Antwine along with 2015 wide receiver/corner-back and Minnesota commit Ray Buford, together they will provide plenty of skill and technique, not to mention great hands. Then at safety, you have 2015 safety Dior Johnson who already has an impressive offer list that includes offers from Indiana, Illinois and Wake Forest, along with 2015 safety and Western Michigan commit DaVontae Ginwright. Together they will provide good instincts and physicality, which will match-up well with the skill, technique and great hands that Antwine and Buford bring to the table. If that’s not a lethal secondary, then I don’t know what is.
If that’s not enough to get you excited, also keep in mind that Antwine isn’t just lethal weapon on the defensive side of the ball. The Central Michigan commit has the skill and work ethic to enhance the Blue Jay on both offense and defense. To be honest, he has the skill and versatility to succeed no matter what position the Blue Jays put him at.
According to the D-Zone website, Antwine has compiled 1,590 all-purpose yards, nine touchdowns, 95 tackles and four blocked field goals during his time at Pontiac and he did all of that while playing eight different positions (QB/RB/WR/CB/S/MLB/OLB/KR). Like I said before, there are plenty of ways to described Antwine, some will cam him a wide receiver and some will call him a defensive back but the best way to describe Antwine is as a play-maker.
However, what I love most about Antwine’s game, is his intense explosive ability and overall competitive spirit. The young rising star, always plays at a high and intense level and he doesn’t stop until the whistle blows and you can always count on him to be the biggest competitor on the field.
Most importantly, he is a very coach-able young man, who believes in hard work and dedication. There is no doubt that Antwine has a bright future and now that he taking his talents to Southfield, I think it’s safe to say that Antwine could gain more offers. Before committing to Central Michigan, Antwine, told me he was receiving interest from Michigan State, Toledo, Illinois, Southern Illinois along with a number of Division 2 schools.
Although he has committed to Central Michigan, I’m sure those same schools still have interest in him and now that he is at Southfield, it’s safe bet that he will probably gain more college interest.
Nevertheless, this is a great move that benefits the Blue Jays and Antwine. I don’t know about you but I am excited to see the Blue Jays in action and if your smart, you will hurry to see them in action this season.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Sports Contributor for Radio One Detroit
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