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2018 DL from Maryland is a Man Amongst Boys

Sheerin.Jamal.2018.HeadShotOne of the most enjoyable players to watch on the football field is the dominant defensive lineman. These players make life miserable for Quarterbacks, Running Backs, and Offensive Coordinators as they ruin gameplans by beating just about any blocking scheme or misdirection the offense can throw at them. Class of 2018 DL Jamal Shearin is one of those players.

The 6’1” 285 pound Shearin is a load in the trenches; He’s big and strong enough to bull rush through double teams, and quick enough to slide outside and beat offensive tackles in pass protection, Shearin has the talent and the versatility to line up anywhere on the D-Line.

Led by Shearin’s strong play on both the offensive and defensive lines, the Hamilton Tigers Pop Warner team made it all the way to the Grassroots Youth Football League Championship game last fall before falling short.

Shearin’s play in the GYFL earned him a Warren Sapp comparison from league president Mike Anderson, and it was well deserved. Shearin himself is a humble kid and shied away from any lofty player comparisons.

“I need to work on my technique, staying low, not letting the Offensive Lineman get his hands on me,” said Shearin. “Most of my goals are just technique-based.”
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One of Shearin’s goals is to play D1 college ball at one of his dream schools- LSU, Alabama, or Oregon. He loves the defensive identity those schools have and all 3 have a successful program for sending defensive players to the NFL.

Shearin works out every day in his efforts to get better in the offseason. He works on his conditioning and lifts weights to hone his athletic gifts to the max.

There’s no doubt Shearin has incredible upside and a bright future ahead of him. For now, he’s just a hard working beast of a lineman who enjoys having fun playing the game he loves, and doing what he loves most- hitting Quarterbacks.

“I think that should be a field day for any Defensive Lineman,” he said. “Getting to the QB, there’s nothing better than that.”

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Kyle Forrest

A recent graduate from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Sports Management, Kyle is the Assistant Football Manager. His extensive football knowledge stems from his experience as a collegiate player, experience in the industry, and education in sports as a whole. Please share your questions, comments or stories with Kyle at kforrest@youth1.com or call 973-477-7113.

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