Younger Blake Making A Name For Himself

A regular listener to my radio show asked why former OU head coach John Blake was in the stands for the spring finale. I said I didn't know exactly why but my guess was it had to do with Blake possibly advising a high school prospect. Blake was indeed advising somebody, as it was his son Jourdan, who is a multi-talented athlete at Texas Class 3A standout Princeton.

Jourdan Blake is 6-1, 185 pounds and has excellent speed with a 4.49 in the forty, a 10.9 clocking in the 100 meters, and a 22.0 flat in the 200 meters. Blake is involved in track right now and competes in the 100, 200, and 4X100 meter relay.

A quarterback at Princeton, Blake threw for 2,100 yards last season and 22 touchdowns. He also ran for more than 1,000 yards and scored 10 rushing touchdowns.

Prior to moving to Princeton he played high school football in Durham, N.C., near where his dad was an assistant football coach at North Carolina.

"I play quarterback but I know most schools consider me an athlete, and I'm open to moving to other positions at the next level," explained Blake. "I understand a lot of schools look at me as a cornerback and I have good speed."

When pressed he said his dream position is quarterback. But in the case of Oklahoma State, which he said sent coaches Kasey Dunn and Tim Duffie to see him and evaluate him, he knows they would be looking at him moving likely to corner.

"Oklahoma State is very interested, and I was there for Junior Day and then I was back for the spring game anbd I'm really excited about them. I really like it at Oklahoma State," said Blake, who was accompanied by his dad at OSU for the last unofficial visit for the spring game.

"USF and Illinois have offered, and Oklahoma State is right there. Texas Tech and Baylor are recruiting me. Baylor is recruiting me hard and have said they are coming to the school next week. Those are the schools for now. My dad is really letting me go through this and letting me decide. With all of his experience he is a good advisor."

Because Princeton is a Class 3A school they do not have spring football. It's pretty easy to tell just watching this young man walk down the hall in school as to how athletic he is.

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