The Jesuit Crusaders are looking like one of the most dominant teams to come out of Oregon in some time. They feature 36 seniors, and 7 athletes who started two years ago, in the 2013 state title game versus Central Catholic.
So far this season they have blasted opponents by an average 41 points (56-15), going 13-0 heading into next weeks state title game. All of this said as two time player of the year Jordan Happle (6-1 190 WR/FS 16′) looks to be one of the top dual threat athletes ever to come out of the Metro.
Happle has a stock that is rising quickly, with multiple mid major and PAC 12 schools recently making contact. Jordan currently holds offers from Eastern Washington, Montana St, and Northern Arizona with his versatility appealing to many.
In 2014 he went for close to 2000 all purpose yards and 20 TD’s on what was a running team. He will end up with 30+ career TD’s, recently complimenting his offensive ability, by being named the conference defensive player of the year for the second straight season.
Referencing his career at Jesuit Jordan says, “Its been a wonderful experience and something that has shaped me both personally and athletically “. Adding, “It’s been the best time of my life playing with these guys, and I wouldn’t want to do it with any other group of people.”
Jordan’s understanding of the game as a receiver has helped him immensely on defense. His ability to read and anticipate from his free safety spot is second to none. A few weeks back he picked off Colorado commit, and good friend Sam Noyer three times, in a regular season contest to close the year versus Beaverton.
If we are projecting to the highest level collegiately, Happle will most likely be playing Safety. He is unique in that he could play on either side of the ball at the division 1 level. The environment from which he grew up speaks to his overall athleticism, as his dad Reggie was a multi sport D1 guy (football & baseball).
This will be a special week for Happle and an elite group of Senior’s who are playing at the top of their game. That said as their opponent, West Linn (12-1), is also playing lights out. Jordan says, “A state title would mean a lot, especially to this group of seniors, as there are a lot of us that played in the state championship 2 years ago and lost.”
Expect to hear a great deal more on Jordan as recruiting picks up and the season comes to a close. He is one of the fastest rising recruits in the Northwest.