"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
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."
Junior Profile - Jordan Carey
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