PATERSON, NJ – John F. Kennedy Football Knights’ Jahmall Readus will continue his student athletic career at Caldwell University.

According to a statement released by Paterson Public Schools, Readus, who will report to practice for the Cougars in July, was surrounded by his family and many of his coaches when he signed a letter of intent and scholarship agreement with Caldwell University on Wednesday.

A senior at STEM Academy at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, Readus has suited up as a starting middle linebacker for the Knights for three years, making the second all-league Big North Conference football team twice.

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“Jahmall has every reason to be proud on a day like today,” said Paterson Schools Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer. “But I also want to congratulate his parents, his family, and all of the coaches and teachers who helped Jahmall along the way. His success is their success. We all wish Jahmall well as he continues his success on the field and in the classroom.”

“We are all very proud of Jahmall. He has been a driven and committed part of our defense for the past three years,” said Knights Head Coach Ron Jackson. “I know he will become a critical part of the Caldwell Cougars team, just as he has been a critical part of our team. I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes as a college football player.”

Director of Physical Education, Athletics & Health Services Anna Adams and JFK Athletic Supervisor Scott Durham also offered their congratulations with Adams saying that Readus, through his hard work and dedication, “sets a great example for all Paterson student-athletes.

Readus “will bring a lot talent and ability to the Caldwell University football program,” Durham predicted.


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