Jack Seymour

Jack Seymour

Jack Seymour sure knows how to pick a role model.
The Indianapolis Park Tudor High School quarterback grew up following the Colts, particularly Pro Bowl quarterback Peyton Manning.
“He was kind of my role model,” Seymour said in a telephone interview. “I’ve always tried to pattern myself after him.”
Imitating the very best is always a good path to follow, but Seymour has been making his own name on the football field.
The QBA/NFA quarterback started attracting the attention of multiple major colleges as junior last season.
Seymour, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder, averaged 188.4 passing yards per game for the Panthers and he threw for 8 touchdowns.
In an Aug. 26 game against Beech Grove, Seymour connected on 19 of 30 passes, 4 of them touchdowns, and piled up 353 yards through the air.
Heading into his senior year, the expectations are even higher.
“I feel like some of my strengths as a quarterback would be my accuracy, my arm strength, my leadership and my ability to extend a play when something breaks down,” Seymour said.
“My goals for the upcoming season are to get my team to a sectional championship and to push further if the opportunity arrives. Also, to not give up mental mistakes and to be very prepared, to help my teammates feel prepared and to take the main leadership role on my team.”
With big-time talent and an attitude to match, is it any wonder Seymour is getting so much interest from college programs?
Western Michigan and Ball State have already offered him scholarships, but Seymour also has Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Tennessee, North Carolina, Purdue, Northwestern and Iowa State on his radar.
“I feel like I am dealing with the recruiting process very well,” Seymour said. “At times it seems like a lot, but I try to stay organized and that helps me. It’s stressful, but at the same time it’s very exciting and I enjoy getting to visit schools and do workouts and compete at these places where I would want to play college.”
While he is determined to take Park Tudor H.S. to the sectionals and beyond this season, Seymour is not resting on the success he had as a junior.
“This summer is very busy for me,” he said. “I have had our school’s summer workouts and I have been to many camps.”
The harder Seymour works at his craft, the more he improves.
“I feel like I need to work on one or two small mechanical things that would help me throw better and more consistently,” Seymour said. “Those would be pointing my foot more at my target and pronating the ball a little more.”