Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football program continues to add to its 2012 recruiting class as today (April 17) the Bulldogs announced the addition of junior college transfer Jamar Wimberly (Marshall/GRCC).
Wimberly spent the last two seasons as a defensive back at Grand Rapids Community College where he played under first-year head coach Tony Annese.
Wimberly officially becomes the fourth of Annese's former junior college players at Grand Rapids Community College to committ with Ferris State and also joins 33 high school products as current members of the 2012 recruiting class.
While at GRCC, Wimberly was one of the region's top defensive backs. He placed third among the Raiders' defensive leaders in 2011 with 37.5 total tackles, which included 33 solo stops. Additionally, he compiled a squad-high three interceptions and had 14 passes defended in 10 contests.
His addition brings the current size of this year's signing class to 37 overall, which includes 32 in-state recruits from Michigan along with three from Florida and two from Illinois.
Below is a biographical sketch of Wimberly:
6-1, 200, DB
Marshall (Grand Rapids CC)
Spent the last two seasons at Grand Rapids Community College ... Ranked third among the team's leading tacklers in 2011 with 37.5 total stops, including 33 solo hits ... Played in 10 games in the 2011 campaign ... Also had two tackles for loss .... Intercepted three passes and had 14 passes defended with 11 breakups .... Helped the Raiders to a perfect mark in 2011 .... Totaled 37 tackles with four for loss and 12 breakups as a JUCO freshman in 2010 .... Played prep football at Marshall High School ... Nominated for the 2010 Michigan High School Coaches All-Star Game ... Prepped by Rich Hulkow at MHS .... Played both running back and quarterback as a prepster .... Chosen as team MVP as a prep senior after guiding Marshall to a Division 4 State Championship .... Ran for a school record 2,700 yards as a senior and scored a program-best 35 TD's ... All-State player .... Three-time all-league running back & cornerback ... All-Area selection .... Also competed in basketball and track .... All-league player in two sports ... Posted a school-record 39.2 time in the 300 IM hurdles during his prep days.