Desmond Jordan and Purcel Turner continued to put in the work after track season. They both participated in weightlifting sessions at CHS and they have personal training sessions with Anthony Redd who runs his own training program held in Roanoke and Martinsville, Va. So that both young men could get exposure and explore their opportunities they attended several camps this summer.
Desmond Jordan, has a passion for football and his favorite position is Quarterback. Just at the hype of his high school career being a ninth grader, Desmond had the opportunity to be the Quarterback at 14 years old, due to his birthday which fell later in the fall, he was extremely excited because, it would be the FINAL SEASON of football at Covington High School. Some would say, that he was too young to have that type of responsibility but, he did an exceptional job. Desmond is a rising Sophomore for the combined school system and he hopes to continue playing in the QB position to help his teammates win games. Desmond Jordan attended camps at NC State, Wake Forest, FBU (national exposure camp), Zoned In (Martinsville Va.), Emory and Henry and UVA (Wise) both hosted by William Fleming High School in Roanoke Va., he also had an unofficial visit to University of Connecticut (UCONN). Last year, Desmond attended the Future Stars game in Atlanta, Georgia and he also took part in the All-American game in Memphis, Tennessee. Desmond has been invited to Dallas, Texas for the US Army Bowl combine in Dec 2023. Desmond’s dream is to take it to the next level once he finishes high school.
Purcel Turner has a passion for football as well, and his favorite position is Wide Receiver, but he has the ability to crossover to other positions in order to help his teammates any way he can. The energy that (Turner) brings to the game of football helps him go the extra mile for his team. Purcel is a rising Senior for the combined school system. Purcel attended camps run by: JMU, Zoned In (Martinsville, Va), Emory and Henry, UVA (Wise) both hosted at William Fleming High School in Roanoke, Va.
Turner said, he enjoyed taking part in each one of the camps and that the experience was unique because he was able to learn a few different techniques from each one. Turner also stated that his determination is to continue to build on his weaknesses and his goal is to compete at the next level after high school.
The Alleghany Cougars will have 5 home games this year and they will be played at the Boodie-Albert Stadium so come out and support this team and help build our community through team sportsmanship!
Let’s Go Cougars!
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