Jordan Steffy , in the midst of three-a-day practices for Conestoga Valley HS, is focused and excited on his senior season. Steffy, who ran a 4.47 in the 40 yard dash during Penn State’s camp earlier this year, has been improving his speed when not making visits to schools.
“Everything’s going really well,” said Steffy. “I got a trainer this summer, and I’ve been working out with Mark Simoneau of the Atlanta Falcons and a few other college players. I’ve been working on bettering my balance and my speed.
“We recently had electronic testing on the 40. During my test, I knew I was doing great. I could feel that it was my best run yet when I pulled my hamstring with 15 yards left. I still crossed the line in 4.55 seconds, so I know I’ve improved a lot.”
A quicker, faster Steffy will no doubt energize coaches already actively pursuing the standout quarterback. Maryland, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Clemson, and Syracuse are schools that must be really excited, as they make up Steffy’s top five list.
“My top five is now Maryland, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Clemson, and Syracuse,” said Steffy, who has over 20 scholarship offers. “Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Michigan State are probably my top three, but none really stand out too much among the five.”
Steffy hopes to make his decision around mid-season and has been thinking about his official visits. Three schools appear to be in great shape to receive those visits, with one having already been set.
“I want to decide as soon as possible, at least by mid-season,” said Steffy. “I will take my visits during my season. I want to officially visit Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Michigan State. I’ve set my visit for Michigan State for November 2nd. I’m deciding whether to take an official visit to UCLA or Iowa. I’ve already seen Clemson and Syracuse, so I may use the other two on schools I haven’t seen. I’m not sure yet.”
Many factors will come into play for Steffy’s final decision.
“The main thing will be how I feel my relationship is with my position coach,” said Steffy. “I am also going to look at the depth chart to see how many quarterbacks each school has on scholarship. I’m not concerned right now with whether or not a school gets another quarterback. If that happens, maybe it was meant to be for me not to go to that school. It’s not a concern right now though.
“The decision’s going to be hard because all schools seem to have great coaches. It’ll be hard...
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