October 28, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond In The Rough: Jordan Rainey

Jordan Rainey is a 6″ 190 pound quarterback out of Bourgeouis High School in Gray, Louisiana. Rainey has great field vision with an excellent arm strength. He doesn’t mind tucking the ball and running, and you can count on him in the pocket. Rainey also possesses an overall impressive speed and skill. He is also apart of Bourgeouis’ Basketball team and has a 3.2 gpa.

CHECK OUT JORDAN’S HIGHLIGHTS HERE

When did you begin playing football and what pushed you to play?

I began playing football around the age of eight. One day I just walked into the room and saw football on the tv. I started watching the New Orleans Saints and I just fell in love.

I see you also play basketball, how would you say that helps you on the football field?

I play small forward so I feel as if it helps with my overall athletic capabilities. It helps with all of the physical aspects and keeps me conditioned.

What’s your favorite thing about being a quarterback?

I love how I am the leader of the team. It’s a big role that you have to take on as everyone follows you and your plans. I love it though, I feel as if I am made for this position.

What goals do you have for this season?

My goals are to be better at every aspect of the game. I want to be a better teammate, player, and leader. Just help the team be better as well.

Has there been a highlight of your football career so far?

Yes. I would say our homecoming game last year. We played Ellender High School. It was a back and forth game, but we ended up winning. It was probably the best game I have ever played. I threw for 320 yards, had five passing touchdowns, and had 100 rushing yards. I even had a rushing touchdown.

What has your football journey taught you about life?

It’s taught me how to be a better man in life. If you cheat out there on the field, you won’t be as great in your work. You won’t be as a good as a man or in school either.

How would your coaches and teammates describe you?

They’d say I am hardworking and someone they can depend on to give their best at all times!

What have you been doing this offseason to stay in shape?

I’ve been doing a lot of running around my neighborhood. I also lift weights with my friend to keep myself conditioned. I go to a nearby park as well to throw with my friends so I don’t lose any mechanics.

Have you always played quarterback?

When I was younger, I played running back. In junior high, I played defense. I was a corner.

So what would you say has been your favorite position so far?

Quarterback, for sure!

What’s your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana?

Louisiana has a lot of athletes, so it’s always good competition. It’s never easy, it’s always an hard fight to get through. Football is taken very seriously here, unlike other states. I like the competition.

What advice would you give to younger players hoping to play high school football one day?

I would tell them to just work as hard as they can as no one will give you handouts. Everything you do must be earned. Enjoy it all while it lasts.

What would a college program be getting out of you and what are you looking for in one?

I would bring leadership, hard work, and determination. I’ll always give my best. What I am looking for in one is one that will always help me succeed on and off the field.

What would you say are some of your strengths?

I would say my awareness, my knowledge for the game, and just the way I always push my teammates to be better.

Three words to describe yourself?

Courageous, smart, and ambitious!

What hobbies do you have outside of sports?

I like to play video games with my friends a lot and watch Netflix. Other than that, I’m really just working.

So what would you say is your favorite video game, and what’s your favorite to stream on Netflix?

My favorite video game right now is NBA 2k20. My favorite thing to watch on Netflix is All American.