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Q&A with Colton Jumper
Posted Feb 26, 2013
Navy received a big boost to its recruiting efforts when it signed 2-time All-State linebacker Colton Jumper of Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn. Look inside for an exclusive interview with this future Navy Midshipman.
NOTE: This interview was conducted just before signing day.
When did you decide to go with
Sunday night [February 3, 2013].
Did you get a chance to visit Navy?
Yes, last weekend.
How long had you been hearing from Navy?
The first time I ever heard from them was last Monday they came in and offered me.
What did you think when these Navy coaches came in?
I was excited, I was surprised because I had never heard from them before.
What other schools offered you?
, Furman, Wofford, Lehigh, UT-Chattanooga, Sanford and Williams & Mary.
What was it about Navy that kind of set them apart?
Big time football, that's a big thing; academics, top academics in the nation; I really liked the coaches; not too far from home, good distance; I like all the guys too; I feel like the program is really headed in the right direction, they've been to bowl games in 9 of the last 10 years, things like that. I also had a gut feeling about it.
What player hosted you for your visit to Navy?
Have any of your family served in the military?
My uncle was a Marine fighter pilot.
What are some of the things you think makes you a great player?
I think my speed is a big factor. I think I have a good frame. I weigh 220 but look like I weigh 200 so my frame can hold another 20 pounds. I have football smarts being able to spot the ball, I guess.
I was watching some of your video on Scout.com and you are pretty quick. You have pretty good acceleration going after runners. 4.53, is that your fastest forty speed ever?
How did the Navy coaches say they planned to use you at Navy?
As an inside linebacker.
Are there any other sports that you play Colton?
Yes, I play baseball and am a starting pitcher. I plan on focusing on football.
What is your GPA?
3.2 or 3.3 GPA (NOTE: Baylor School is one of the top high schools in the state of Tennessee)
Will you go to the prep school or be a direct admit?
Have you learned how to say Coach Niumatalolo's name yet?
No, I'll just call him "Coach Niumat" like the rest of the players.
Thank you for joining us Colton and congratulations on your commitment to Navy.
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