Earned Port Arthur News super team most valuable player honors, first-team all-district, first-team all-Greater Houston and honorable mention all-state honors as a junior. Also earned the Willie Ray Smith Award for the best offensive player in Southeast Texas in 2003.
"Charles has just been an amazing player who I canít say enough good things about. Iíve never seen him get caught from behind and he has that ability to get stronger as the game goes on. I think it will add that true speed dimension that Texas has wanted for a long time." — Memorial coach Dean Colbert
"I compare my running style to Eric Dickerson. I just go out there and get it done like he does every night." — Memorial running back Jamaal Charles
"Jamaal has the ability to run the ball and do it at a high level. He also has great speed, so if he gets in the open, he can really hurt you." — Memorial coach Dean Colbert