Thursday, May 16, 2013
Coach's take: DT Jordan Points
By Sam Khan Jr.
"Coach's take" is a series which allows GigEmNation to offer readers a closer look at the incoming recruits in Texas A&M's 2013 class by visiting with someone who coached the player or coached against him. Today, we take a look at three-star defensive tackle Jordan Points of Heath (Texas) Rockwall-Heath by visiting with his head coach, Mickey Moss.
The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Points ranked 65th nationally among defensive tackles in the 2013 class. As a senior, he tallied 54 tackles, seven sacks, a forced fumble and seven quarterback pressures. That followed a junior season in which he had 69 tackles and 12 sacks, 14 quarterback pressures and three fumble recoveries, including one returned for a score. He was a second-team all-district pick and honorable mention all-state selection as a senior.
Here's Moss' take on Points, who enrolled in January and went through spring football with the Aggies:
GigEmNation: What's the word you've heard from Texas A&M on how Points is doing so far?
Mickey Moss: David Beaty was on my campus [earlier this month] recruiting-wise and he was just going on and on about how great Jordan is and how many extra workouts in the weight room he gets per week and how well he did in spring football. Jordan is no-nonsense. He's kind of a quiet, private kid. But he has fun on the field, he's an intense football player and he loves to get after it. He's an intense competitor.
GEN: What was your first impression of him when he entered your program?
Moss: His ninth grade year I still remember him getting a roughing-the-quarterback and roughing-the-punter penalty in one game, trying to get a hit on them (laughs). He was a big kid who could run, and he's just his own guy. This guy is going to make a heck of a football player.
GEN: What are his strengths in your opinion?
Moss: I think the intensity or the competitive drive in him. He wants to compete. He's not afraid to compete or afraid of challenges. He gets after it. He has the right attitude for a defensive player I think.
GEN: Where does he need improvement?
Moss: Physical strength, upper body strength in particular. The position he's going to play, he's going to need that extra weight on his shoulders. He played basketball [at Rockwall-Heath], so he missed some winter time in the weight room. But after his junior year in basketball he really hit the weight room hard, and that's what they're seeing [at A&M] right now, is how hard he works.
GEN: What do you think your lasting memory of him will be?
Moss: Just having to get out on the field sometimes and calm him down. He wasn't afraid of a challenge. At practice, he just had so much fun out at practice. He was just going to make it an adventure.