Feuerbacher Will Enroll Early

Kingwood (Tex.) Park tight end Jordan Feuerbacher confirms that he will graduate early and enroll in Baylor in January. The 6-foot-4.5, 240-pound athlete updates on his commitment and more...

Kingwood (Tex.) Park tight end Jordan Feuerbacher has had no second thoughts since committing to Baylor in mid-May.

In fact, the 6-foot-4.5 athlete confirmed on Monday night that he would be graduating in December and head to Baylor as an early enrollee.

"I'm early enrolling, so I will be there in January and go through spring ball. They want me to learn the position and pick up where Jordan Najvar leaves off after he graduates.They want me to come in and try and contribute right away," he said.

While many athletes spend months preparing to graduate a semester early, it was almost a last minute decision for Feuerbacher.

"At first, it wasn't something I was going to do. Looking at the process, I know some players plan on doing it and take the classes so they can graduate early. I hadn't planned on it, but they brought it up. At first I wasn't sure, but the more I thought about it, the more beneficial it seemed. They wanted me to and if it got me on the field faster, I thought 'why not?', so that's how it came up," he said.

Feuerbacher, who has built a strong relationship with the Bears' staff, particularly with passing game coordinator and receivers coach Kendal Briles, credits the coaches as a large reason for choosing Baylor.

"I visited Baylor for the spring game and I loved the atmosphere and the coaching staff. I got an excellent vibe from them. They are very nice guys, very honest, and our personalities meshed very well. I like the location and the school itself. The location is perfect; it's about a three hour drive from my house, so not too close, not too far, and I really like the small town and private school education. I liked the whole feel of it," he said.

The tight end is also looking forward to bringing his skill set to Waco and is eager to prove himself at the next level.

"A lot of tight ends can either just block or just catch. I haven't seen many who can do both at a high level, and that's one of the things I think I bring to the table. I may not be the best receiving or blocking tight end out there, but I can do both well," he said.

With his commitment both secure and behind him, Feuerbacher spent the summer in preparation for his senior season.

"I got the recruiting process out of the way, so I'm just focusing on high school football and enjoying it. I think I improved on every aspect of my game this summer: speed, strength. I also worked out my route running, my catching, my blocking," he said.

As he begins his second week of practices, Feuerbacher says the team has one goal in mind.

"My team missed the playoffs by one spot last year, so that's been a really motivating factor for us. We're working hard and we look good. That's our goal, that's what I'm trying to get out of this high school season and then go from there," he said.


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