written by: Zanne Lamb-Hunt
Jamaal was born in San Antonio, Texas. He moved to Virginia Beach when he was about four years old, when his military Dad was stationed in Norfolk. His family then moved to Frederick in 2001.
As a Frederick Cadet, he wrestled and was on the football team. “Imagine somebody who weighs 150 lbs. playing football. I was ‘on’ the team but I didn’t get much play time at all.” He graduated Frederick High School in 2002.