Jernigan Leaving East Hartford

New England Recruiting Report | Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Jernigan Leaving East Hartford

When the students at East Hartford High School return to school this week they will be missing a familiar face as Anthony Jernigan, a three year starter and one of the top players in the CIAC, will be transferring to spend his senior season at the South Kent School. 

Jernigan confirmed the decision to the New England Recruiting Report early Monday evening, emphasizing that he loved his time at East Hartford but felt this was the right move both academically and athletically. 

Jernigan also said he plans to remain in the class of 2011 and graduate from South Kent this spring while keeping the door open to return next season as a post-graduate. 

"I"m going in as a senior and I'm going to see how this year goes before I decide," he said. 

At South Kent, Jernigan will be running the show while surrounded by a ton of talent.  Maurice Harkless and Kadeem Jack are two New York natives consistently ranked within the top 50 players in the country while Derrick Randall and Ge'lawn Guyn are already committed to Big East schools in Rutgers and Cincinnati respectively.  Junior Ricardo Ledo is among the top 15 players in his national class as well. 

"I'm really looking forward to playing with those guys," Jernigan said, "and playing with that type of competition every day."