Williamsport QB still waiting for offers

Here's an update on one of Pas' top guns for 2005. Since we last visited Williamsport's' Jordan Parr, a new coach has taken over the reins for the Millionaires. Tim Thompson brings an impressive resume from cross-town Loyalsock High school. Thompson has Jordan watching plenty of game tapes, studying defensive calls and tendencies. "I'll do whatever it takes to win and make me a better player."

When asked if things had changed since we last visited him, Jordan quickly replied, "coach has us doing weight training. I've increased my bench press from 280-310 lbs." That's a very impressive number for lineman let alone a true QB. The most impressive stat of all is his leg strength. He has a squat max of 595 lbs. The added leg strength has allowed him to decrease his forty time from 4.6 to 4.55. "I also have a 30" vertical leap".

Having seen you play on several occasions, I know first hand that you have a rocket for an arm. What type of player do you see yourself becoming on the next level? "A Donovan McNabb or Michael Vick type player. An athletic playmaker. I don't like to sit in the pocket, I use my athleticism to create plays."

Are you attending any camps this spring/summer? "Yes, I'm going to the North East combine 5/8, PSU Nike camp 5/15, Pennsylvania Quarterback camp 6/24, and the Villanova camp 6/28.

Do you have any offers? "No, but I'm getting a lot of interest."

When you say you're receiving interest, would it be a safe assumption that PSU and Pitt are inquiring? "Yes, I've gotten interest from both schools."

If you had your choice of any team in the country, where would you like to play? "I would like to be close enough to home that my mother can come and watch me play. PSU was my favorite team growing up and I really love Pitt. Villanova is another team that's showing a lot of interest."

Are they recruiting you at different positions? "No, I'm being recruited as a QB."

What are you looking for in a school? "A place where I feel wanted. Academics and football tradition are also very important to me."

If the right offer were to come along, would you commit early? "I would love to get the recruiting process out of the way before my senior season. Of course we (parents) would have to visit the school to make sure it was the right fit."

Could the University of Pittsburgh get an early commitment from you? "Absolutely, I've heard nothing but great things about Pitt. The coaching staff and facilities are second to none. I'd love to play for coach Harris."

Well Jordan, I'd like to thank you for your time. "You're very welcome."

Good luck this year. I wish you the best in your recruitment. "Thank you very much."

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