Ex-Zama QB Jorgenson commits to N.C. FCS school as receiver
Published: February 1, 2012
Arguably the greatest memory we have of Mike Jorgenson in the Pacific was on Nov. 7, 2009, when he passed 6-for-11 for 111 yards and sneaked for three touchdowns to pace Zama American to its first DODDS Pacific outright Far East boys team title in 30 years. The Trojans beat Daegu High 46-38 in the Far East Division II football title game at Daegu’s Camp Walker.
Following that championship, Jorgenson transferred to Battlefield High in Virginia, where he captained the Bobcats in his senior year, won a Virginia Class 6A state championship in his junior year and was a state semifinalist in his final campaign. He also plays basketball for Battlefield.
Next people will see of Jorgenson will be as a slot receiver in the spread formation employed by Campbell University, an NCAA Division I-AA (Football Championship Subdivision) school in Buies Creek, N.C., part of the Pioneer Football League. Jorgenson signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, national signing day in the States.
He’ll join a Camels program that went 5-3 in league play and 6-5 overall in the 2011 season.
Jorgenson’s father, Craig, credits a scouting-recruiting outfit called NCSA for placing Mike with Campbell. Like other similar placement sites on the Internet, NCSA lends the sort of exposure to athletes in situations similar to Mike’s, having spent much of his high school life overseas.
“They educate kids on the athletic recruiting process through Web-based and teleconference-based instructional tools,” the elder Jorgenson said. “And maybe most importantly, it gives kids an honest athletic and academic evaluation of where they will succeed at a college.”
Never too early, he says, is it to start the recruiting and placement process. In a way, Craig says, DODDS athletes have something of an advantage because they get exposure to varsity athletics early in their careers, and NCSA only wants varsity film, stats and accomplishments for their evaluations.