Prospect A Team First Guy, Coach Says

One of the top junior running backs in the state of Alabama is having to watch from the sidelines for the playoffs.

Mobile, Ala.--Both Jordan Huff and his head coach at St. Paul's predict the junior running back will bounce back for a strong senior year after being lost for the remainder of the 2010 season with a knee injury suffered in game eight.

"He is a great kid, a great team player," says Coach Jimmy Perry, who notes that the 5-10, 195-pound tailback has already rushed for more than 4,000 yards at St. Paul's.

"Jordan was more sick about letting his teammates down when he got hurt than he was about his injury," Perry says. "That is what kind of guy he is and why he will be back next bigger, faster, stronger and better--no doubt."

Huff, who suffered a torn ACL, says he got an encouraging report from his surgeon. "He said my knee will be better than it was before I got hurt," the running back notes.

"I am going to do everything I can to help my team get ready to win the state championship," he says. "We have a good team and a lot of good players and I?believe we can do it," he adds.

St. Paul's, which finished the regular season with a 9-1 mark, defeated Woodlawn in the opening round of the Class 5A state playoffs to pick up its 10th victory of the season.

Huff is getting looks from Auburn, Alabama and other SEC colleges.

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