Jamal Chapman is one of the best players from the Egg Harbor City, NJ area in the Class of 2022.
The 6-foot, 205-pound Chapman, who attends Cedar Creek High School, is a dynamic player that works as a defensive end and defensive tackle.
Chapman has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as being invited to Next Gen’s The Show for 2020.
Chapman is humbled by the accolade.
“I perceive it as a major accomplishment pushing me to work even harder,” Chapman said. “Such a great experience, playing in a competitive atmosphere.”
Chapman has also attended camps for: First State Preps Showcase, NUC East Elite, Saint Anslem and Youth1.
Chapman amassed 3 sacks in his first game this season against Pleasantville High School.
No matter the opponent, every game Chapman is determined to give it his all.
Chapman is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Chapman steps between the lines.
“My mindset is to provide enough pressure on the quarterback, so that the intended play will not be completed,” Chapman said.
Chapman has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Chapman tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.
“I love the competitiveness of football,” Chapman said.
Chapman has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
“Dedication and hard work on and off the field is necessary to achieve your goals,” Chapman said.
Chapman shares his favorite memory of playing football.
“Last year at the semifinals game,” Chapman said. “Our opponents voiced a lot of negativity against our team and it was wonderful showing them how determined we were to win and make the state championship.”
Chapman takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Chapman makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I demonstrate being a good teammate by always encouraging my teammates to strive for success and being that role model to encourage a positive outlook on situations,” Chapman said. “The best advice I give is to always give your all, 100 percent of the time.”
Chapman is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.
“They have been instrumental in changing my work ethic and improving my athletic skills,” Chapman said. “The best advice they give is that anything can be accomplished through hard work and dedication.”
Chapman patterns his mentality after this standout.
“I have been watching Nolan Smith since high school,” Chapman said. “I love his drive and dedication.”
Chapman lists math as his favorite subject in school.
“I love working with numbers, and solving problems,” Chapman said.
Chapman explains his collegiate aspirations.
“My top interests are Buffalo University, Villanova University, Iowa State, and Massachusetts University,” Chapman said.
Chapman maintains a rigorous schedule to stay sharp.
“I lift weights, do at home upper body workouts, and complete agility drills to keep myself toned and healthy,” Chapman said.
Chapman is striving for greatness in all that he does.
“My goals in high school are to give every game my all. In turn I would like to obtain another state championship and become all state in my position,” Chapman said. “My ultimate goal is to play for a D-I school.”
Chapman describes what he believes separates himself from the pack.
“I value myself as a team player and willing to do what's best for the team. I also believe that I am very coachable and willing to learn,” Chapman said. “I have a good work ethic and always strive to be the best in anything I believe in.”
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