Jonathan Cornell: From Amat to Ole Miss to the Titans!

Former Bishop Amat linebacker Jonathan Cornell, an All-Area selection in 2005, is on the roster of the Tennessee Titans.

Cornell, who is from Azusa, was signed as an undrafted free-agent rookie after a strong career at Ole Miss where last year he led the team in tackles and was an All-SEC honorable mention selection.

Aram’s take:
This gives me a reason to watch Tennessee preseason games. Hopefully, Jonathan makes the roster. He was a local stud and probably the best middle linebacker I’ve ever covered.

By the way: If you feel I’ve had a glaring omission on the poll below, please let me know and if I agree I will add the name to the ballot.

  • AZTEC PRIDE

    AZUSA??? ARAM, myabe since you said he came from AZUSA nobody is posting anything GOOD TO SAY! LOL… Best of Luck to you Jonathan, and I’ll be watching for you this coming season. What you achieved is what every football player probably dreams about is playing for the NFL!

    Wow to bad you didn’t play for AZUSA, they probably would of named a street after you, like the retired boxer and world champion ZACHARY PADILLA!

    AZUSA FOOTBALL!

  • BA Facts

    Jonathon Cornell was on the Amat teams that swept Charter Oak, Glendora, and Damien for 2 years straight seasons with combined scores of 186-56. Damien scored half of those points in 2004. Props to Glendora as they played Amat pretty tough in 2004.

    Jonathon Cornell was also on the last Amat team that beat Servite in 2004!!!

    BTW…These were Amat’s “down years.” lol

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    BA Facts,

    Those were not Amat’s down years, those were Amat’s underachieving years. Amat’s down years came directly after that … as in the mass exodus.

  • Dan

    Aram,
    Exactly! 04 and 05 were underachieving years at Amat, but those teams would have killed the 06 and 07 Amat teams, 06 and 07 along with the 02 season would have to be considered the Amat down years, at lest in this decade.

  • tDro

    Chad Young, Glendora Tartans LB.. As a senior, 119 tackles, 2 FF’s and 2 sacks.. As a junior, 131 tackles, 2 INT, 2 FF’s and 4 sacks.. Both years featured Sierra League Titles and first-round playoff victories over Upland and West Ranch… BEAST of a linebacker who is set to be the starting Fullback as a junior at San Diego St. University this fall…

    AJ Pasalo, Charter Oak Chargers LB.. “Psycho” was a BEAST as well.. Huge senior numbers and certainly one of the hardest hitters in the SGV during his time just as Chad was during his..

    Two great LB’s with similar penchants for racking up tackles and laying the wood on any and all opponents!! Gotta have ‘em on the list in my opinion.

  • AMAT 73

    Gentlemen it was underachieving coaching 04-07 one coach’s mind was somewhere other than on football and the other just plain to raw for the job , let’s not forget that . The talent was defintely there but the coaching was not which due to that fact in 06-07 caused the mass exodus of which Aram spoke . Congratulations to JC on making it to the Titans which shows hard work and determination pays off .

  • Dan

    Actually that was the point I was trying to make Amat 73, the 04 and 05 teams were talented, especially 05, Talented enough to beat the division champion during league play, talent wise those were not down years for Amat by any standards.

  • CO Bro

    Saw them all play, Cornell and Smith is a toss up. I’ll be a homer and give it to Smith. But I enjoyed watching JC play.

  • AMAT 73

    Dan,
    I agree we had the talent to go much further than we did but coaching held us back . That loss to Loyola at Cerritos still gives me nightmares.

  • Joe Amat

    OUCH! 73 – that one hurt. Talk about old wounds that were just beginning to heal. How would we have NOT gained a yard on 4th and inches with JC up the middle. DANGIT!