Player: Jarel DaShawn Lowery
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height:6'2" to 6'5", depending on who you ask
Hometown: Paterson, NJ
High School: Paterson Catholic
Major: N/A, enrolled in College of Human Ecology
2008 Results: DNP
2009 Projections: It's not looking good for Lowery. He's fourth on the nose tackle depth chart behind Arthur Jones, Bud Tribbey and Ollie Haney.
How'd He Get Here: Jarel was force his junior year, registering 50 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles. He was named first-team all-league, all-county and second-team all-area. His senior year was even better, as he garnered 63 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 12 pass deflections, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He was a second-team all-state, first-team Herald News All-Area and All-Passaic selection. Jarel had a few offers on the table including Maryland, North Carolina and Wake Forest. In the end he chose Syracuse. After clearing up some academic issues, he was a part of the team last season.
What did Scout/Rivals Say?:Scout rated Lowery a 2-star DT and the 23rd-best prospect in New Jersey. Rivals agreed on the two-star rating.
Money Quote: Jarel is a man of few words. At least publicly. His nickname is Too Real, for what it's worth.
Links Of Wonder: Here's Jarel doing some laps. Tsk-tsk.
What Does Marrone Think?: No official word, but a depth chart is worth a thousand words.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Jarel attended the same high school as former SU basketball player Darryl Watkins
Let Me Get a Good Look At You:Not much game footage of him as you can imagine. Here's a bunch of vids of Jarel working out at combines and in high school.