Making his mark

Jordan Poland making an impact with his athleticism and attitude

Updated: August 13, 2012, 2:40 PM ET
By Blair Angulo | WeAreSC
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- A group of seagulls squawked as a warm beach breeze swept through Country Day School's football field last week, the only noise aside from the coaches' whistles and cars zipping past the adjacent boulevard. It was relatively serene until suddenly Jordan Poland decided it was a little too quiet.

"Wake up!" the USC commit yelled. And just like that, the 6-foot-7 offensive lineman got his teammates' attention.

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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comJordan Poland has been through his share of adversity, which has helped him be aggressive in striving for his goals.
It was a savvy, calculated move by Poland, who begins his second year at Country Day after moving to the San Diego area from Arizona. By the sound of it, he has settled in nicely. A little fatigue is nothing compared to what he's been through.

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Reporter, WeAreSC.com

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