Cleveland Head Coach Scott Eyster
"I am super, super excited for Jahmel. What a great character guy, on and off the field. Jahmel is the kind of young man you want on your football team, just one of those guys that makes everybody better.
"Jahmel's biggest intangible is he'd just flat out hit you, no matter your size. He's straight downhill as a hitter, a big kid that punishes people.
"I want you to know that Jahmel really deserves this because he's just a great kid. I can promise you that he'll be a young man that Vanderbilt fans will like being on their team."
Selected Vanderbilt over Memphis, MTSU, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi
High School Senior captain... Three-year starter at safety/linebacker for west Mississippi squad... Also contributed in key role as wide receiver for Cleveland... As senior, earned team MVP after helping Indians to strong finish, district title and 4A playoff berth despite missing first three games... Contributed 56 solo tackles, four INTs, five forced fumbles and six defensed passes as senior... Named to Mississippi Coaches' Association 4A first team All-State team... Played in Mississippi North/South All-Star Game... As junior, garnered 119 total tackles playing linebacker and safety... Also caught 34 passes in last two years... Also lettered in varsity basketball, track and tennis.
Jahmel Ra'Shan McIntosh... Adopted son of James and Serena Shumpert... Born Feb. 25, 1993... Has an brother, Austin Shumpert... Expected to graduate from Itawamba H.S. in Fulton, Miss... Mentored young children during summer as park commission worker.