October 28, 2009

Houston commit relishes leadership role

Jordan Jolly has had by most standards a standout season thus far for the Fort Bend Elkins Knights. The senior wide receiver who committed to the Houston Cougars in July averaging over 10 yards a touch, but he is only focused on one thing right now though, wining the next game.

After two successful seasons with the Knights, Jolly has seen his role as one of the teams leaders become invaluable this season as more young players look to make their mark.

"Really I do think it is my job to lead the younger players out here," said Jolly. "We have a lot of juniors and sophomores on the team so I try and show them how to be and how that can help us go far in the playoffs."

Jolly's success on the field means so much more to him when it coincides with the success of the team as a whole.

"Basically it is just on me to step up," he said. "It's important to produce points for the team so we can continue to come out and win."

Jolly's success once he gets the ball in his hands led the Knights to incorporate him into the running game last week against district foe Dulles, and it paid off with Jolly being responsible for all three of the Knights' touchdowns.

"Really this game they did that for me," he said. "I'm not trying to put that on myself, but it was an important game for us and I just had to do my job and step it up a notch and put the ball in the endzone."

With recent reports and rumors swirling that Jolly had decided to take his visits and see what else was out there, Jolly gladly makes it clear of his status with Houston.

"Right now my decision is final," he said. "I'm not going to go look at anyone else."

Jolly and the Knights host Fort Bend Kempner and fellow Houston commit Kenneth Bibbins Saturday night at Hall Stadium in Sugarland.

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