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Jarren McAllister gets released from letter of intent with Virginia Tech to reclassify with MMA

Jarren McAllister

Article Published July 27, 2018
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Jarren McAllister is a 6-foot-3 point guard from Heritage High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina. While originally committed to play basketball with the Virginia Tech Hokies in Blacksburg, Virginia, according to an article reported on by the News & Observer, McAllister confirmed he was released from his national letter of intent with the college as of Friday afternoon.

After signing his letter of intent with Virginia Tech in November of 2018 committing to join the team as a sophomore player, McAllister has recently decided to ask for his release. This decision comes after assistant coaches Steve Roccaforte and Jeff Reynolds decided to leave Tech. The two will join coaching staff at East Carolina University and Texas Tech, respectively.

McAllister opened up to the paper with some statements regarding his release. “I just felt like I was informed about that (coaches leaving), and I didn’t really feel safe, “ McAllister said. “I just sat with my parents and we just felt like it was best for me to reopen my recruitment.”

Upon reevaluating his plan and assessing his options, Jarren McAllister has decided to reclassify with us at Massanutten Military Academy and join us in the Class of 2019. In the 2018 basketball season, McAllister led his high school team, Heritage High School, to a 25-5 record and a stint in the 4A state championship game. We are excited to see McAllister on the MMA court with the rest of our postgraduate basketball team. McAllister was ranked the No. 14 player in North Carolina in the class of 2018.

Playing in a postgraduate athletic league allows players to build up their strength, grow in size and skill, and have additional time to develop before making the transition from high school to college. This often positions them for the chance to attend a bigger or better college and receive a larger scholarship with more playing time opportunities. Learn all about our postgraduate basketball program here.

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