A former four-star recruit is no longer able to play football. The former top tight end has announced that he's taking a medical retirement.
Jimmy Jaggers, one of the top tight ends in the country coming out of high school in 2017, has announced that he's been forced to retire from the sport. He's had multiple concussions, including one this past spring that resulted from a car accident.
The UCLA freshman tight end announced the news on Twitter.
“I may no longer have the opportunity to play at the Rose Bowl,” Jaggers wrote, “but I will still be on scholarship and getting my degree. It was truly an honor being a part of something so special and I will miss the experiences, but know this is what’s best for me.”
Here's his full announcement:
Jaggers, a 6-foot-4 tight end, is a California native. He was ranked the No. 10 TE in the country by 247Sports' Composite Rankings.
The former top recruit committed to UCLA over Alabama, Michigan and USC, among other programs.
Jaggers redshirted the 2017 season.