Friday, November 16, 2012
A chance to shine for Connor Feist
By Damon Sayles
Friday night could be a make-or-break moment for three-star quarterback Connor Feist (Houston/Langham Creek) in more ways than one.
Feist will lead his team in the first round of the Texas Class 5A playoffs against Houston Eisenhower, and his primary goal will be to manage the Langham Creek offense and lead his team to a victory. A goal slightly under that one involves Feist playing well for who’s expected to be in attendance.
Feist said representatives from TCU are supposed to watch the game. The Horned Frogs have yet to pull a quarterback for its 2013 recruiting class, and Feist wants to show that he can be that player for them.
“Recruiting has been picking up in the past two weeks,” said Feist, who is hearing regularly from TCU, UTSA, Southeastern Louisiana and Sam Houston State. “That would be incredible to get an offer from TCU. It’s definitely a program I would love to be a part of. I also want to be a part of bringing them back to the top of college football where they belong.”
Feist has thrown for 3,063 yards and 26 touchdowns with only seven interceptions this season. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback also has scored nine rushing touchdowns.
Feist’s major concern entering his senior year was returning at 100 percent from a partial fracture to his L3 vertebra. After working with doctors who work with players from the Houston Texans and the Houston Rockets, Feist not only has shown he’s at full strength but also once again put up solid numbers for Langham Creek team looking to have success in the postseason.
In three years, Feist has thrown for 8,584 yards and 71 touchdowns. In addition to the schools mentioned, Feist has received interest from Arkansas, Houston, New Mexico and Central Florida, among others.