South Johnston defensive football player Jermon Daniels, Jr. has signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at St. Augustine University in Raleigh under the leadership of Head Coach Tim Chavous. While at South Johnston, Jermon has been an outstanding academic student athlete who has maintained an honors level high standard of excellence all four years.
Athletically, Jermon has participated in both Football and Track where his skills have been displayed in multiple positions and events during competitive conference play. Most recently during the inaugural football season of Head Coach Matthew Riggsbee, Jermon led the team numerous times in tackles, quarterback rushes and sacks, along with recovered fumbles. This dominate style of play awarded Jermon with an All-Conference declaration in the Two Rivers 3A Football Conference where he played defensive positions while attracting the eye of Coach Chavous of St. Augustine University.
Jermon plans to major in Business Administration.
Jermon is the son of Jermon (Vanilla) Daniels, Sr. and Sally Johnson. He has seven siblings. One of his younger brothers is an up and coming Trojan football standout.
Jermon’s father said Lee and Michelle Benson who founded the South Johnston Pop Warner Program were instrumental in helping his son develop as an athlete. “With Lee and Michelle Benson featuring the South Johnston Pop Warner program right in our back yard it allowed my son to compete at a high level of youth football which laid the foundation of his current athletic success.”
He said his son was also inspired by coaches and community leaders including Junie “Henry” Hargrove and Pastor Larry D. Williams, Jr. who served as mentors for his development.
Jermon is an outspoken Christian who believes with Christ all things are possible. He attends Smith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church located in Four Oaks. Jermon’s motto of life is, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13) and If you can live each day like it’s your last, then who will out work you?”