Sleeper PA QB waiting for attention

The quarterback position does not look like a strong position in PA for the Class of 2005, so college coaches are scouring the countryside looking for sleepers. One of the bigger sleepers ironically plays at a high school that has produced a good amount of Division 1 talent over the past few years.

Williamsport (PA) HS boasts current college players Darrell Blackman and Raymond Brooks, both of North Carolina State, in football, and Chevon Troutman, one of the stars for the Pittsburgh basketball team. Now, there is a QB from the school that is trying to join them in the elite ranks.

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."

Parr has heard mostly from Maryland so far, but would love to stay close to home at Pittsburgh or Penn State.

"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.


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