Junior Profile - Jordan Carey

Jordan Carey is a 6-0, 193-pound athlete from Olympia (Wash.) Capital and Carey will one of the top two-way performers to look out for this coming season.

"Wherever I get a chance, that's where I'll play," Carey told Dawgman.com. "I just want to play football."

Play football he does, and he does it well. Carey rushed 65 times for 897 yards and 10 scores and caught 22 balls for 342 yards and reached the endzone an additional 9 times. He also returned two punt returns for touchdowns and one interception return for a score just for good measure.

Defensively, Jordan had 8 picks, 27 solo tackles and 21 assisted tackles. For his efforts on the gridiron, Carey was named to the second-team all-area team as a receiver by the Tacoma News Tribune.

Carey's latest 40 time is 4.53. His other numbers include a 37-inch vertical jump, 235-pound bench press, 460-pound squat and a 225-pound power clean.

"I think it's my breakaway speed," Carey said when asked about the attributes that separate him from the rest of the pack. "I also have good vision and can read my blocks well. I can also break tackles. When I'm a receiver, I feel like I can out-jump any defensive back I go up against. On defense, I feel like I have a lot of quickness to keep up with receivers and I can make the sure tackle. I can also lay a big hit."

Capital fell short of their goals last year, going 6-3 and losing to South Kitsap in the first round of the state playoffs. Jordan is a big reason why the Cougars expect to have a better year this fall.

"Our goals this fall are to go deep into the playoffs," he said. "Obviously we would like to win the state championship. Personally, I just want to have fun. Since it's my senior season I want to have a solid season. I would like to break the single-game (rushing) record." He's got roughly 90 yards to go on his best effort, a 205-yard performance against Mountain View last season.

As you can expect, there has been a steady stream of letters from colleges that have found their way to the Carey mailbox. Washington, Oregon, Arizona State and Stanford lead the pack of 36 different schools Jordan has already heard from. "Stanford has asked for film, so I'm sending a tape to them," he said.

Jordan is another local talent that took advantage of an offer from Washington to go to their Junior Day. "I had a great time," he said of the experience. "They have a really strong program and you can tell that everybody there is 150 percent committed to getting results, getting back to the Rose Bowl. It was all very positive. I got a chance to talk to Coach (Randy) Hart and Coach Neuheisel. It brought a smile to my face. It would be a pleasure and a privilege to play for that school."

Carey has a busy summer ahead of him. "I'm going to the Nike camp in Oregon and team camps at Oregon, Washington and Arizona State," he said. And he's just starting a recruiting process that will wind it's way through the summer, fall and winter. There's no end in sight yet. "I'm leaving everything open right now," he said. "I would like to stay somewhat close to home so that my parents could come and watch me play. That's important."

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