Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Darian Jarrett
PARENTS: Shannon and Kim Johnson
SIBLINGS: In my household, I have all brothers. I have a twin brother Darius and a step-brother named Kimeon. He’s 16. And I have two younger brothers Brandon and Braden. They’re 2 and 4.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: I really enjoyed Science, English. I’m doing good at History so I’ll say History.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Work and hang out with my friends.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Hip Hop, R&B
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Outsiders
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Storage Wars
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Buzz Lightyear
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? I plan on going to UCA to further my experiences in Art and I would like to go into Interior Design, Architecture, stuff like that.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? I’d have to say my grandma because she’s worked so hard and still works hard. She’s been that role model to me. She’s taught me a lot.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL? Just the fans, the game, the excitement. You never know what’s going to happen, just that feeling.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Catch the ball and score.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? We started off kind of rough but we’re doing good now. We’re surprising ourselves and we’re conference champions.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S THE KEY TO THAT? We’ve just all got to come together and follow the game plan.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON SO FAR? The shutouts and blowing teams out.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE PLAYOFFS? Just everybody coming together and staying focused and stay on track, do what we’ve been doing.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? Keeping things fun.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Just catching the ball, keeping my eyes on the ball.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? I’ll remember winning the conference championship, the coaches and just growing this bond with my teammates.