SAN ANTONIO – Jordan Battles isn’t old enough to legally drive a car yet. Or vote. Or qualify for AARP. But, he is old enough to drive the Brandeis offense through a tough district and a tough playoff draw. I had a chance recently to sit down with the 15-year old, who is among the new wave of quarterbacks in the San Antonio area and has gone through adversity to get to where he is now.
NOTE: This is a lighthearted fun series, and it was a pleasure to talk with someone of such maturity at a young age.
Greg Sherman: "You told me your mom passed away when you were just six. How did you get through the tough times?"
Jordan Battles: "She’s given me a lot of motivation to do well, and I think about her everyday."
GS: "What is your favorite class in high school?"
JB: "I love geometry and trigonometry. It is very simple and I enjoy it."
GS: "Favorite music?"
JB: "I like hip-hop, and my favorite artist is Drake."
GS: "What about The Who, Peter Frampton, Van Halen and Phil Collins?"
(Note: Westlake’s song when it takes the field to warm up is Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight")
GS: "What is something you like to do besides sports?"
JB: "I love spending time with my two-year old sister, Brooklyn. We like to build things like brick houses."
GS: "What are your college plans?"
JB: "I am undecided, but would like to play football in college. I haven’t picked a major yet."
GS: "What would you like to do after your football playing days are over?"
JB: "I would like to be a commentator or play-by-play broadcaster."
GS: "Would you like my job?"
Battles and the Broncos face Westlake in the state quarterfinals on Saturday evening at the Alamodome. This is fourth time (2014) that the Broncos made the quarters.