With less than 36 hours before those faxes start to trickle in on National Signing Day, a name the Charlotte 49ers have been connected to is 2014 three-star defensive tackle Jemal Averette from Good Counsel in Olney, MD.
Averette currently holds three offers (the Niners, Iowa and Toledo) but hasn’t yet made a decision. It’s important to note that back in July he named Charlotte and Maryland as his favorites, with Maryland jumping in front if they offer. The Terrapins could still very extend a very late offer–if they do, expect Averette to sign there.
Adding the 6’2″, 285-pounder wouldn’t be a bad addition at all for the Niners. He’s an excellent defender who uses his upper body strength to his advantage, bulldozing offensive linemen and opening up holes for his linebackers to make plays on the ball. It’s not hard to see why a program like Iowa would like to have him and why schools like Georgia Tech, Maryland and Virginia Tech have shown interest.
Charlotte already has a pledge from another DT, Tyler Fain (Chesepeake (VA) Indian River), who spurned offers from schools like Coastal Carolina, ECU and James Madison to come to Niner Nation. Could Averette be joining him, though? Stay tuned.