"I think Coach Grantham (Liberty head coach Grant Grantham) has us prepared pretty well. We have high expectations this year after getting to the state semifinals last year," said the huge tackle.
Phinney who plays offensive tackle and nose tackle is hoping the recruiting process will pick up once the 2013 season gets underway. Last year he totaled 10 tackles including eight solo stops.
"Recruiting is going alright. Middle Tennessee says they are pretty interested in me and Troy too," said Phinney of the two schools he camped at earlier this summer. "Middle Tennessee has told me that they want me to come up and visit them during the season. Troy told me to keep working hard and they would be back in touch during the season."
On film and in person Phinney's size and strength are evident. He does need to learn to play lower and must become more explosive coming off the ball when run blocking in order to be successful at the next level. Playing in a Wing-T offense; Phinney will also need some work on refining his pass blocking technique once he gets to college. That being said you don't find high schools players with his size everyday; something that is sure to draw the interest of more schools as we get closer to national signing day.
Look for more updates on Jacob Phinney as we get closer to the start of the 2013 football season.