Jordan Congdon, one of America's top kicking prospects, committed to Nebraska a while back and not much has been heard from him in almost two months. We caught up with Jordan to find out how his season has progressed, his thoughts on Nebraska's season and various other informational tidbits.
Congdon has been living in relative obscurity for the past few months, which is
no doubt the way he likes it.
Jordan is a
soft-spoken young man who would happily divert the spotlight away from himself
so that others might benefit, but it's time that we caught up with him to see
how he's been. While we've not
talked to Jordan recently,
certainly has. "I've kept in touch
with coaches Busch and Downing," said Congdon. He last spoke with Coach Busch last
Thursday and Coach Downing two weeks ago.
He has, however, stayed in e-mail contact with the two every other
all this time is Jordan
looking at any other schools besides Nebraska? "I'm completely 100% committed," he
said. With his sights firmly set on
being the next great Cornhusker kicker, Jordan has accumulated a very solid
senior campaign. He is 9-11 on
field goals with a long of 53 and has a 42-yard average on his punts. So, with his senior season winding down,
what lies in Jordan's future as far as the
off-season goes? "Probably to get
my speed up, add at least five yards to every kick. Gain 10 pounds of muscle, that'd be
perfect. Other than that, just keep
my grades up and get ready for the season next year," he said.
With David Dyches still in Nebraska's program next year amongst other
possible candidates for the kicking and punting duties, one has to wonder just
where Jordan Congdon fits into the plans.
If he has any say, though, he'll vie for #1. "I know I have one of the hardest work
ethics of all the kickers in the nation, I have the focus and ability to kick at
the next level as early as I need to," he said. Jordan has also been keeping tabs on Nebraska's season thus
far, but he keeps everything in perspective. "I don't really care that much. It's been a tough season but Coach
Callahan brought in a whole new system and it's hard to do in one year. In the next year, great recruits we'll
be able to take care of business," he said.
With Jordan, it becomes clear that
Nebraska not only inherits a fine kicking prospect, but a fine young man that
they can be proud of as an alumni for years to come.