Jordan Parr was not supposed to be the starting QB for Williamsport in his junior year, but when the original starting QB, and son of then coach Steve Radocaj, was injured, Parr took over and had a very good season, amassing 1,809 yards and 16 TD's in 9 games. It was good enough to be named Honorable Mention for the PA Football News AAA Team. Pretty good considering Williamsport was winless on the season, and has lost 14 straight games.
Parr, however, has the makings of a very good quarterback. With good size at a shade over 6'2" and 200 pounds and 4.6 speed, Radocaj sees Parr as a diamond in the rough.
"He has a better than average arm and good speed," says Radocaj. "He is a good player."
Parr also has good strength, benching 280 pounds, and is also a very good basketball player, considered one of the best in his region.
To get noticed, Radocaj is helping Parr decide on which camps to attend this spring and summer.
"We are looking for the ones where multiple college coaches will attend," says Radocaj. "That way more people can see him."
"My dad is a big Pitt fan," says Parr. "He lifts weights with Chevy Troutman."
Now, Parr must get noticed. Not easy coming from a winless team. But he knows it will be all in how he performs in the following months.
"I think if I can show them what I can do, they will notice me," says Parr.