Boone County back stepping up

Boone County is off to a 2-0 start behind strong performances from several of their players, including running back Jordan Oppenheimer.

Boone County is off to a 2-0 start behind strong performances from several of their players, including running back Jordan Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer had somewhat of a coming out party against Henry Clay two Friday's ago when he rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns. While his recruitment hasn't picked up yet, continued performances should lead to more attention.

"I have heard from schools from division three all the way up to top d-1 programs," said Oppenheimer. "Right now I have no offers. I'm hoping to have a big season and pick some up," he said. "It was hard playing with a running back like we had last year to get a lot of recognition," said Oppenheimer.

The back Oppenheimer speaks of is Charles Quainoo who rushed for nearly 3500 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2008 and 2009. While Quainoo was a standout, Oppenheimer wasn't half bad himself. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder runs a 4.69 forty and has a 31 inch vertical leap. As a junior, as a blocking back, he carried the ball 106 times for 638 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had 217 yards and 12 catches to go with two touchdowns.

"My strength as a player is that I'm versatile," he said. "I can run the ball, I can catch it. I can do whatever the coach needs me to do," Oppenheimer finished. "I just want to keep getting better in all areas of my game every time I go out to practice," he said.

With the versatility and relentless nature that Jordan shows, he's sure to receive additional interest and offers from schools and he'll have an opportunity to play at the next level.

"I'm looking for the school where I can get a great education and who shows the most interest in me. I want somewhere that my ability allows me to play," he finished.


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