January 16, 2013
Jamie Major Remains On WKU's Radar
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Despite the coaching transition from Willie Taggart to Bobby Petrino, Piedmont (AL) High School linebacker Jamie Major has been on Western Kentucky's radar for quite some time.
It all started with a phone call from former WKU assistant coach Walt Wells.
"It was about January of last year when coach Wells called me up, talked to me and offered me then and through the coaching change, I talked to coach Peoples (now at UAB) and coach (L.D.) Scott and they told me to look at it as a new offer."
Defensive tackles coach L.D. Scott has already made an in-home visit with Major, who is being recruited by WKU as an outside linebacker after playing his senior season at middle linebacker.
I asked Major to describe himself as a player.
"Listening to the coaches, being fundamentally sound, I watch a lot of film to help get me in the right spot quicker, I have a nose for the ball, I can tackle well, and do whatever it takes to win."
Major currently lists his top two schools as Samford and WKU. He is also being pursued by Tennessee State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Jacksonville State, and has some interest from some SEC schools.
His official visit to Western Kentucky is scheduled for January 25th.
"I'm excited to come up there the 25th because I haven't had a chance to come up there prior to this, so I'm very excited."
Major plans on making an official visit to Tennessee State this weekend. His calendar is currently open for an official visit on February 1st, but he plans on penciling in a school very soon.