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August 5, 2011It has been a quiet but busy summer for class of 2013 defensive end prospect Jordan Points.
Following his appearance in June at the Sooners summer football camp the 6-foot-4, 255-pound strongside defensive end elected to stay close to home this summer working on school and spending time in the weight room.
"I went to a lot of camps last year and I just wanted to stay around school and workout this summer. I'm just trying to get stronger this summer in my upper body. That was one of my weaknesses last year. So that is something that I've just really been focusing on this summer and I've improved a lot with my upper body," Points said.
"That was my first time (in Norman). I thought it went pretty good though. I really liked their defensive line coach."
"I don't even remember the coaches name but he helped me out a lot. (Jackie Shipp) was real cool. The main technique we worked on was on my pass rush like it's kind of hard to explain it but he just told me to flip my hips and get lower underneath the guy across from me. But that was really the main thing because we were only there for one day."
Camping alongside teammate Jay Arnold in Norman, the junior-to-be also realizes the Rockwall-Heath tandem has had a special opportunity going through the recruiting process together this summer before returning to the gridiron and wrecking havoc across the Hawks' defensive front.
"It's really cool because we can talk about it together. There is another linebacker at our school named Raaquan Davis that has been getting recruited a lot as well. We can go places and talk about our different experiences," he explained.
The quick trip to Norman also included a guided tour of the Sooners' facilities for the Dallas metroplex teammates.
"Coach (Josh) Heupel took me and Jay on a tour of the locker room and the weight room and everything. That was all we got to see really," he said.
But before he can start thinking about his future he knows his time to impress more schools and coaches rapidly approaching.
"We are going to have a really good team and a really good defense so I think there will be a lot of people watching us. I just need to keep working hard and working my butt off. If I keep doing that and doing what I'm doing I think I'll get there," said Points, who recorded 34 tackles and three sacks a year ago.
"I just want to do whatever we can to go win state. If my job is to close up the middle I'll do that. I just want to get that state championship this year."
Points has also taken note of the success on Mockingbird Lane as Southern Methodist continues its' climb under current head coach June Jones.
"I've been a big fan of SMU growing up. They've been doing really well lately. I use to go to all their camps in the summer when I was little. It's just a 30-minute drive away from home," explained the Texas native.
"(So) yeah SMU is up there. Being out here in Dallas Southern Methodist University is a school I would definitely like to hear from. I've talked to a few coaches from Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas A&M too."