Jack Seymour is leading the way for the Park Tudor (IN) Panthers, but the 6’3 QB is still on the prowl for a college program with multiple recruiters gauging his interest. “I just haven’t found the right fit yet, but I’ve been offered by Ball State, Western Michigan and Southern Illinois.”
With these offers in his back pocket, Seymour has also opened eyes for a long list of other schools which include Wisconsin, North Carolina State, Tennessee and Indiana to name just a few.
Panthers head coach Orlando Lowry played for the Indianapolis Colts in the 1980s and is in his first season with Park Tudor. In fact, the team has dealt with multiple head coaches in the past few seasons, putting Seymour through a quick series of adjustments. “I’ve had to adapt to a new scheme almost every season. It’s been a challenge, but I’ve also had the opportunity to play in many different systems. It’s been fun.”
Park Tudor is a K-12 school that offers students the opportunity to remain on any athletic team no matter their skill levels. Regardless, Seymour has proven to be a valuable asset for the last three seasons as a starter. Against Indianapolis Lutheran on Sep. 14, he threw a season-high five touchdowns while averaging 30 yards per completion and no interceptions.
Considering these numbers, I wanted to know in which formations Seymour is most comfortable. “My favorite route would probably have to be 4-verts.” This play is run out of the spread offense with the quarterback in a pistol stance. With four receiving options streaking downfield, defenses are spread thin, allowing a strong arm such as Seymour’s to fire accurate passes for long gains.
Seymour took up football in third grade in Indianapolis’ Washington Township League, but his excitement for the game increased when he began playing simultaneously for both the Park Tudor middle school team and original league team. “I would literally do the Park Tudor practice from 4-6, then head straight to the other practice from 6:30-8. It was a grind, but I loved it. Not so sure my parents did!”
At about the same time, he began researching offseason training programs and presented his parents with the idea of the NFA program. “It was huge in helping me figure out how to work year-round at this position both physically and mentally. I can say I’ve developed a strong understanding of how offensive concepts work together.”
Still learning and fine-tuning, Seymour realizes the pursuit of perfection is always ongoing. In addition to his usual game-planning and mechanics, his attention is also highly focused on opposing defensive schemes. “We’ve played a lot of teams that have had to make substantial adjustments in the second half because of our strong vertical passing game. I need to be better on picking up new weaknesses in the secondary to give my team more opportunities to score.”
Seymour now holds the key to his future, and one of the universities pursuing him will soon have this tall, talented player to improve its program.