A three-star student-athlete according to 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals ... ESPN rates him as the No. 21 player in the state of Louisiana this year and as the No. 32 safety in the nation ... 247Sports and Rivals rate him as a top-50 player in Louisiana, as he is ranked as No. 45 and No. 42, respectively ... Comes from the highly-successful Evangel Christian Academy in Louisiana, which has produced top-flight talents such as former USC quarterback John David Booty and LSU running back/fullback Jacob Hester ... The program has churned out six NFL players over the years as well ... Will join an OSU roster that already contains six players from the state of Louisiana, including wide receivers Jalen McCleskey and Tyron Johnson, as well as linebacker Kevin Henry.
High School: Played for coach Byron Dawson at a Louisiana powerhouse program - Evangel Christian Academy ... Helped ECA cap off its 2016 season with a 38-6 victory over second-seeded Scotlandville to win the 2016 LHSAA Football Select Prep Classic state championship ... Recorded two interceptions during the state semifinals as a senior, however ECA came up short in the contest, marking the end of his high school career ... As a sophomore, he racked up 38 tackles ... Five of those tackles were for a loss ... He also intercepted one pass, forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles ... One of his interceptions was returned for a touchdown ... Also ran track at Evangel Christian Academy, competing in relay events, the 400-meter dash and the high jump ... A four-time selection to the Principal’s Honor List and a three-time all-district selection ... Served as a team captain ... Chose Oklahoma State over offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Kansas State, Memphis, Texas Tech, Tulsa and a host of other programs.
Personal: Jarrick Bernard was born April 29, 2000, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana … Son of Brian and Dana Converse … Plans to study veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State.