Jordan Darling and his teammates at Prairie Village (KS) Shawnee Mission East are going to play a lot of 7-on-7 during the next couple of months.
There's the Red Bull Challenge in the coming week, as well as weekly mini-tournaments during which the Lancers will host a few local teams. All that time together on the field brings with it a couple of advantages - for example, the chance to size up some of the competition before the fall.
"The main thing seven-on-seven is useful for is to get the quarterback and receivers on the same page in reference to routes," Darling said. "Certain receivers have different speeds to a quarterback has to adjust to that, and getting the timing down."
On the recruiting trail, the big pro-style quarterback currently holds offers from Kansas and Kansas State, and is likely to camp at both this summer. He has a date with the Jayhawks for their Friday Night Lights camp in mid-June, and will spend this weekend at Oklahoma.
As of right now, a deadline for a decision hasn't solidified in his mind.
"I'm not too sure about it right now," Darling said. "I'm just praying about it and seeing what God tells me. When my mom officially gets here, with my dad we can sit down and talk about it as a family."