Article Nadiyah Jett | Photography provided
Honing both academic and athletic prowess is not an easy feat, but one Campbell High School senior is making these two worlds come together quite successfully.
18-year-old Jawan Nobles balances Advanced Placement courses in literature and biology, alongside Honors classes for government and economics, with track practices and meets in the spring and basketball practice in the fall and winter. While this can be difficult, Jawan understands this tough schedule will prepare him for college. .
Jawan is an academic and athletic leader, which has paid off with a full athletic scholarship to play Division I football at Georgia State University as a wide receiver. Jawan is 6 feet 3 inches and 180 poinds of blazing speed. With his excellent size, he was utilized as a quarterback for the Wildcats during his senior year. Experts praised his good vision in the open field and his ability to accelerate quickly.However, his football skills are not his only athletic prowess.
Jawan is also a star on the Campbell High School track team. He runs the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and the 300 meter intermediate hurdles, as well as several relays. He recently won 1st place in the 200 meters and 400 meters at the GHSA sectional meet. He has run a 4.38 40 yard dash and has been recorded as fast as 10.7 seconds in the 100 meter dash!
“I have been playing sports since I can remember, from baseball to football, you name it,” Jawan says. “Being an NCAA recruit was extremely fun. I am glad that it was something that I was able to go through. The next steps are to report at the beginning of June to workout, move onto campus and get familiar with the logistics of the football program.”
Jawan, who enjoys going fishing when he isn’t studying or training, is already planning for his upcoming college days and even the subsequent future.
“My biggest goal is to own my own business. I talked to people when I was trying to figure out my major, and they said that if I want to own a business, I will have to be able to market it. So, I’ve decided to major in marketing. And, I’m really into shoes. Advertisements from different athletic companies that I see catch my attention. For the longest time I have wanted to be the marketing manager for a brand like Adidas or Nike,” says Jawan, who has made a hobby out of collecting, restoring and customizing various types of shoes.
If this mature teen’s future success can be projected according to his current performance on and off the field, it’s an easy call that he will reach his dreams and have many more achievements along the way.