Pusch Ridge strong safety/wide receiver Kannon Jewell committed on Sunday to Randolph-Macon College, an NCAA Division III program at Ashland, Va.
Jewell, 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, said the decision was based partly on having family living on the East coast and being closer to them.
— Kannon Jewell (@Kannonjewell) March 7, 2021
“Plus the majors and career opportunities I would get going there were exactly what I wanted,” said Jewell, who will major in civil engineering. “When I went on my visit there in January, the guys made me feel at home and they are people I’d enjoy playing the game with for the next four years.”
Jewell, who started his high school career at Ironwood Ridge, tallied 60 tackles, five for loss, for Pusch Ridge in the fall. He also had two sacks and two interceptions.
He had 11 receptions for 109 yards with one touchdown as a receiver.
His brother Bryce will be a junior with the Lions next season.
A total of 36 local Class of 2021 players have now committed or signed:
- Former Salpointe OT Jonah Miller on May 18 to Oregon. He signed on Dec. 16.
- CDO RB Stevie Rocker on July 16 to Arizona. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Ironwood Ridge QB Chase Cassel on Sept. 23 to St. Norbert. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Nogales LB Rene R. Urias Jr. on Oct. 1 to Grinnell, He signed on Feb. 13.
- Cienega QB Ryan Swoger on Oct. 23 to South Dakota State. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Walden Grove LB Sebastian Adamski on Nov. 16 to Drake. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Cienega C Andrew Husfelt on Nov. 19 to Washburn. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Ironwood Ridge FS Dylan Cook on Nov. 24 to Morehead State
- Walden Grove WR Alex Culbertson on Nov. 24 to Simpson
- Catalina Foothills TE Garrick Krautz on Dec. 9 to Morehead State.
- Cienega SS Sebastian Felix on Dec. 16 to Drake. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega LB Isaiah Webb on Dec. 18 to Western New Mexico. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega DT Hunter Schlagel on Dec. 18 to Western New Mexico. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Buena OT Dominic Avant on Jan. 19 to Sioux Falls. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Pusch Ridge RB/DB Evan Lovett on Jan. 19 to Minot (N.D.) State. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega WR/DB Charles Hamm III on Jan. 19 to Jamestown. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Buena RB Isaac Benoit on Jan. 20 to Sioux Falls. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Salpointe TE Fernando Torres on Jan. 22 to St. Olaf.
- Cienega RB Gabe Levy on Jan. 23 to Mary. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Nogales WR Ricky Hanlan on Jan. 27 to Western New Mexico. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega LB Josiah Flores on Feb. 2 to Fort Lewis. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega S/RB C.J. Flores on Feb. 3 to NAU. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Empire ATH Yani Brown on Feb. 3 to Arizona Christian.
- Tucson WR/S Daniel Becerra on Feb. 3 to Chadron (Neb.) State.
- Sahuaro WR/S Damon Robledo on Feb. 3 to Concordia (Chicago). He signed on Feb. 3.
- Desert View LB Anton Jamero on Feb. 4 to Ripon.
- Rincon/University WR/S Steven Geiger on Feb. 4 to Lawrence. He signed on Feb. 4.
- Walden Grove RB Stephen Brower Jr. on Feb. 5 to Simpson. He signed on Feb. 18.
- Desert View RB Jacob Ramirez on Feb. 11 to to Lyon.
- Salpointe RB David Cordero on Feb. 15 to Ottawa.
- CDO CB Raife Anthony on Feb. 16 to Aurora.
- Sunnyside WR Anthony Galvez on Feb. 17 to Simpson.
- Salpointe DE Brees McCraren on Feb. 25 to Fort Lewis.
- Cienega WR Caleb Kidney on Feb. 25 to Western New Mexico
- Marana LB Mateo Campos on March 1 to Carroll.
- Pusch Ridge WR/S Kannon Jewel on March 7 to Randolph-Macon.
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