Oklahoma Sooner commitment Jaydan Bird was one of top rated prospects at the Potential Player's Camp…
As newly appointed Midlands Manager, I have had to familiarize myself with the upper echelon players in the region; a task that is easier said then done. Couple that with the task of filling the massive shoes of former Midlands Manager Greg Powers (Oklahoma Publisher) and you can easily see why my job is intimidating. However, Scout.com 300 athlete, Jaydan Bird made it a little less stressful. The initial call usually consists of asking general questions that I assume he has been asked no less then a billion times to answer. Yet in still I am new so I had to ask anyways. To my astonishment the well spoken linebacker was pleasant, humble, and eager to answer all the questions as if it was his first ever interview. Bird, the star linebacker at Conway Springs High School, had an injury plagued junior season yet managed a hand full of scholarship offers before committing to Oklahoma. Despite turning out only four games of film, Bird's athleticism and nose for the football was evident to everyone that watched. The 6'3 230 pound playmaker admits schools are still recruiting him. "I get letters everyday and the occasional phone call or visit to the school", said Bird. "But I am solid. It is an honor to still be getting recruited. But I think many of the schools just have not taken me off their mailing list." Bird, who was present at the Sooners' spring game, feels that with hard work and a depleted linebacker roster that he could see early playing time. "It will take a lot of hard work", confesses Bird. Conversely, hard work is not uncommon to this athlete. Bird will be making a Kansas State visit in June although it will not be to look at the school. The fiery athlete plans on competing at a combine held at their facility. This speaks volumes, as it is atypical of a committed athlete to partake in combine testing. "I love to compete. I train very hard to be a competitor." His work ethic is not only displayed on the gridiron as Bird is an outstanding student boasting a 3.85 GPA and a 21 ACT score. "Chemistry is killing my GPA" laughs Bird. With that type of attitude, Oklahoma fans have a lot to look forward too.
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