Sep 17, 2022
WHEN CORY HUFF JR. WAS GROWING UP, HIS TWO FAVORITE SCHOOLS WERE LSU AND BAYLOR. HE LIKED THE TIGERS BECAUSE OF THEIR WINNING WAYS, AND BAYLOR FOR THEIR SCHOOL COLORS –THE GREEN AND GOLD.
As Huff grew, so did his football prowess as he became a coveted prospect out of Nimitz High School. The three-star safety’s recruitment exploded in the offseason, racking up 16 offers from programs across the country.
But when the Baylor offer came in, it was different.
“It made me realize that I can really do something with this football thing,” Huff said. “I always knew I was good. I had a lot of talent. I never knew it could get me into Baylor University. When I saw the tears come down [my mom’s] face, I knew I hadn’t made it yet, but you feel like you have accomplished something.”
Huff’s mother Falama Fontenot, was brought to tears of joy by the offer from Baylor. Huff had visited Waco three times prior to getting offered by the Bears.
On January 9, Huff made it official with the Bears giving his verbal commitment. The selling point? The coaching staff. “In real life, he’s extremely quiet,” Huff said about Baylor head coach Dave Aranda. “But every time he talks, you can tell he knows what he’s talking about. He’s always respectful. He always gives out respects and gets respect out of me and everyone.”
Huff refers to Aranda as “calm, cool and collected”. He is a “person over player” type coach, which hits home with Huff.
It’s a culture thing on the banks of the Brazos.
“The culture he is selling is person over player,” Huff, who has worked a lot on eye discipline this offseason, said. “You’re a person before you’re a player. Football comes with a lot of stuff that comes outside of it. It can be simple as holding a door for a lady, the small things like that. You do small things right, you win.”
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St. John 23 Volleyball had a tough District Match against TWCA last Tuesday where the Lions won 3 matches to 1 to improve to a 22-13 overall record.
Check out the video below for highlights from the game!!
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