Kinnune is ready to break out for Shasta

As a freshman in 2009, Shasta WR Jordin Kinnune (6-5, 210) started all but one game and put up solid numbers for a team that struggled to a two-win season. After sitting out the 2010 season, he is now ready to showcase his talents once again and he's off to a solid start for the 2-0 Knights...

Kinnune prepped at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, Washington where his father is the head football coach.

"Growing up around football like I did, that really helped me a lot," Kinnune admitted to JCFootball.com recently. "I was a ball-boy from a young age and I was out there playing catch, running routes and all that stuff with all of the older guys. That has really helped me a lot in what I've been able to do in my football career."

After graduation, Kinnune wanted to keep playing ball, but didn't find a home at a four-year school, so he consulted with a friend and wound up choosing to play for Shasta.

"Brett Bergstrom played here and he also played for my dad at Mount Si, so he was a big reason why I ended up here," Kinnune said.

As a freshman in 2010, Kinnune hauled in 19 receptions for 278 yards and three touchdowns, starting all but the first game of the season.

After sitting out the 2011 season due to academics, Kinnune is off to a good start this fall for the 2-0 Knights.

In two games so far, he has four receptions for 56 yards and one touchdown.

With his size, speed, hands and football smarts, he's a player to keep an eye on this fall and he's already started to post his game highlights.

"No schools have really been calling, but I have my highlights from the first two games up on the internet, so I'm hoping someone sees it and likes what I can do," Kinnune noted.

He said this summer his main focus was working on his speed and quickness and that it has really helped him be more explosive.

"I wanted to get faster and I did a lot of cross-fit training and also lifted a lot," Kinnune said. "I can definitely tell the difference and I think it will help me this season."

Kinnune is on pace to graduate in December and will have two years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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