July 28, 2008

Bird shows his stuff at some big summer camps

Few linebackers in the country have had the same stellar summer as Conway Springs, Kan. two-way star Jaydan Bird. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound three-star linebacker has been a long-time Sooner commitment and his showings at both Oklahoma's summer camp in early June as well as last week's Top Gun camp in Orlando.

All of this productivity in several illustrious summer camps comes from hard work with Potential Players' trainer Brian Butler but it's not the only work he has been doing this summer.

"It's gone good all the hard work and training with Brian. I've also been working, I'm doing masonry," Bird said.

As most are well aware of Bird's new career is taking hold in his new-ish hometown of Conway Springs. While Bird spent most of his younger years in the town he has spent the last several years at Andover Central. Due to circumstances Bird finds himself now at a school that he feels has every chance to bring him home a state title.

"It's not really new, I grew up in that town up until my fifth grade year. So it was kind of a reunion, it's a great school. They've won seven or eight state championships," he said. "It's not only that; they kept everyone they had last year that they had in the state semi-final, they got beat by the state champs.

"Logan Dold was on the team, they had him and they had a big line."

Bird's emergence this summer comes at the perfect time after spending an ample amount of time recovering from an injury.

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