Fenimore Trying to Start Tradition

With each playoff win, Round Rock Westwood gets closer to establishing itself as a major program, said 2014 quarterback Bear Fenimore.

"We're working on starting a tradition, becoming a state powerhouse," Fenimore said. "Each win gets us one step closer to the ultimate goal. For our seniors to come out with a win, it's really special."

Fenimore said he's back to 100 percent after a year that saw him get a bit banged up at times. But the big-armed junior quarterback did plenty to attract the attention of colleges, with Alabama, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Wake Forest, Tennessee, LSU, UCLA and Boise State all making contact.

"A lot of them have watched my midseason film and said they were impressed," Fenimore said. "They said to keep on winning in the playoffs so that they can come watch."

It isn't any secret that Fenimore grew up an Alabama fan … he's named for legendary Crimson Tide coach Bear Bryant. And Fenimore made his way up to Tuscaloosa for a game earlier this season.

"It was great," Fenimore said. "I'm a big tradition guy, and the tradition that they have at Alabama … showing the past greats, having a hall dedicated for all the coaches, you see the trophies and you see the winning tradition that they have, and it's just something that you want to be a part of."

Fenimore said he was able to talk with both offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and with head coach Nick Saban after the game.

"He got to chat with my family and me for about five minutes, so that was nice of him," Fenimore said. "He just thanked me for coming up and told me they want me to come back up for another game. He said to just keep doing what I'm doing and that they're really interested."

Fenimore said he liked that the Crimson Tide had a history of tapping into the Lone Star State for signal callers, both with former starter Greg McElroy and in 2012 signee Alec Morris.

I like the fact that they're willing to go across the country to find their quarterback, or find their linebacker or whatever they're looking for," Fenimore said.

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