Oppenheimer still grinding

Oppenheimer still grinding

Boone County struggled to a 3-7 season last year, but senior Jordan Oppenheimer was a force for his team. Now he's preparing for the next level.

Boone County struggled to a 3-7 season last year, but senior Jordan Oppenheimer was a force for his team. Now he's preparing for the next level.

If you had a chance to watch Boone County High (Ky.) and Jordan Oppenheimer perform last season, you saw a player who fought for every yard and carried the ball much more than the average running back. Oppenheimer had 255 carries for 1360 yards in ten contests. He also scored 16 touchdowns.

"I feel like I gave 100 percent on every play. I did everything I could to try and win football games. We just came up a little short in most of our games," said Oppenheimer.

The running back thought that his team started off well, but setbacks hurt their confidence.

"I felt like we didn't perform like we could have. We beat two quality football programs and then lost bad to Highlands and Anderson High (Oh.), which kind of took us down as a team. We lost our confidence going into our district games," he continued.

Oppenheimer has taken this time off to work on himself as a player, including improving on his body.

"I want to get my weight up to 225 or 230 and improve my speed and footwork," he said.

There are no offers on the table right now for the 6-foot-2, 210-pound back, but they could be forth coming as we near signing day.

"Schools have told me they are going to offer me when I come on my visit. The only preferred walk-on (offer) I have is Eastern Kentucky," he said. "I'm talking to multiple small d-1, d-2 and NAIA schools. I want to stay away from d-3 because I want to get the most money towards my education as I can get," he said. "Right now I have one school in mind, but I'm still open until I go on my visits and find out where I fit best academically and athletically."

Oppenheimer plans to take visits this month before coming up with a decision.

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