Player Primer: Jordan Cousert
Not sure how, but Mount Carmel’s 2017 S Jordan Cousert is still searching for that 1st offer. We talked schools he’s been in touch with, his strengths and more.
You can find Jordan on Twitter @jordancousert11.
Wt: 195 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: In and out of practice, what were the most important things you did to prep for this season?
JC: Team bonding outside of our team workouts is probably the most important thing I’ve done. Being a team is everything to me because no trust in your teammates leads to bad teams.
LPI: You currently don’t have any offers, but are trying to prove to schools you have what it takes to play at the next level. What are your greatest strengths or why should a school offer you?
JC: Some of my greatest strengths are good hands, good IQ, very coachable, decent speed, and playmaking ability.
LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most? Or which schools have shown interest in you?
JC: Northwest Missouri State, UMD, Central Missouri, SIU, Southwest Minnesota State, North Central, John Carol and Augustana.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any visits coming up?
JC: I won’t set up any visits until after my senior season.
LPI: You guys ended up at 4-5, but play in the very difficult Chicago Catholic League against some of the best teams in the state. What are your team goals moving forward?
JC: Our goal now is to win the prep bowl. Unfortunately we didn’t make the IHSA state playoffs but we have to make the best out of the opportunity that was granted to us and continue to work hard and get better. We’re blessed because we have the chance to continue to play the game we love.
LPI: You guys have an abundance of players receiving recruiting attention such as Verdis Brown, Phazione McClurge, Alek Thomas, Michael Kennedy and Terrance Taylor. Who are some of your other teammates that you believe have a chance to play at the next level, but may be getting overlooked by college coaches?
JC: We have a young but talented team. Eddie McGee, Koron Walker, and Darrion Rogers are some of the underclassmen on the team who has a played a big role for us this season. Once some of the young guys on the team realize what they have then they’ll be noticed. Our coaches always tell us we have to have a good resume; good grades along with good film. You’re considered a college athlete when a college program offers you a scholarship.