Feuerbacher Sees Opportunity

FOX Sports NEXT has a quick update on Park tight end Jordan Feuerbacher from Kingwood, Texas. We recently caught up with him at a preseason event and talked about his commitment to Baylor and what he is improving on in his game.

When Kingwood (TX) Park tight end Jordan Feuerbacher went to visit Baylor for the spring game without an offer he was confident in the fact that one could come his way. And the next Monday, it did. 

It was at that visit that Feuerbacher saw everything he needed to in order to make his commitment to the Bears in early May. Now in addition to the good feelings he had about the program at that time, he now sees that there is more than enough opportunity for him once he gets to Waco.

"There's good opportunity for early playing time so I think they want me to come down and contribute for the 2014 season. There are a couple of tight ends graduating," Feuerbacher said. "I want to get down there and get used to the system and work through spring ball. The team is losing two senior scholarship tight ends with only one returning so I should be able to compete."

Now the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Feuerbacher will gear up and get ready for another big year at Park. He was recently honored by the Touchdown Club of Houston as he was named to the Preseason All-Greater Houston Team. He is the first Park player to make this list.

Still looking to build tradition and everything, Park is a rising program that is no off week for any of its opponents. The program is still working to get established at the moment. Feuerbacher explained what they are looking to do as a team.

"We are trying to set up a sense of accountability within the program. We want guys in the weight room and do the extra workouts," Feuerbacher said. For me, I'm working on my leadership skills. I want all of us on the same page and working as a team."

This season will be his final one of course then soon after Feuerbacher will be on campus at Baylor. Before then he mentioned that he would try to make "as many games as possible" as he spoke about how much he enjoys being near the program.

"My connection with Baylor really goes back to the first time I visited for the spring game. At that time I didn't have an offer, it came the Monday afterwards," Feuerbacher said. Whenever I got there I was talking with the coaches and listening to them. The campus had a great atmosphere and a vibe going on that I really liked. The coaches fit my personality really well and I couldn't see myself anywhere else."

So the choice was Baylor over other offers like Oregon State, Boise, Illinois, Texas State, Nevada, to name a few. 

Feuerbacher said that he talks with the coaches nearly every day and has "solid" relationships with the coaching staff, especially with assistant coaches Kendall Briles and tight end coach Tate Wallace.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined Scout.com in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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