Jarey Elder, an All-American football player at West Chester University, knows a lot of eyes are now on him, but he is not letting the attention distract him from his goals, writes Neil Geoghegan for the Daily Local News.
“There is a lot of buzz around my name, but that doesn’t change anything for me,” said Elder. “I’m not the kind of person that focuses on accolades.”
Last fall, the Golden Rams cruised through the regular season undefeated and took the program’s first outright PSAC crown since 1971. Elder, a three-year starter, was a big part of that success.
Prior to last season, Elder toiled in the shadow of his older brother, Jarel. Once Jarel graduated, though, it left the door open for Jarey to be himself.
So the younger sibling stopped thinking as much on the field and instead started following his football instincts. He is now one of the best free safeties in all of Division II.
“We knew Jarey was a great player when he was coming out of high school, but he really came into his own last season,” said WCU coach Bill Zwaan.
Read more about Jarey Elder in the Daily Local News here.