By: Asher Wildman | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 11, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- North Florida Christian enters 2017 as a heavy favorite in 2-A Region 1.
The Eagles will also have an interesting name under center this year after it was announced incumbent starter JD Jerry will miss the year due to undergoing Tommy John Surgery.
The man taking his place? Trey Fisher, the son of FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher.
"We're disappointed he [Jerry] won't get to play this year," said NFC head coach Steve Price. "We are hopeful that he can kick for us, because he's a weapon as a kicker and just a great athlete."
"But Trey Fisher is the starting quarterback," Price continued, "And he's done a fantastic job and we're excited about him and what he's done."
Below, you can view the North Florida Christian transcript from WCTV's Media Day live blog. If you missed anything from Media Day, you can visit the live blog by clicking here.
NFC is represented by head coach Steve Price, Jalen Stewart, Jalen Norwood and Kyler Estes
Coach Price's opening statements
“We’ve got a great group of seniors who are coming in and leading by encouraging. As a coach, it’s a great thing when you can get your seniors to teach and ours do a great job of that.”
Coach Price on preseason curriculum
“You’ve got to get the players to believe in the process from day one. you can’t walk in on August 1 and expect them to buy in.
Players on consistency with NFC
Norwood “We get to pray after practice, pray after class and have chapel every week, and I think that’s a good thing.
Stewart - “NFC is a family, basically. From the workouts to classes, it feels like home.
Estes - “It’s like a brotherhood. We do VBS together, we help out with events around the school - everything is a brotherhood over there.”
Estes on the recruiting process
“It’s been crazy, but I’m looking forward to it”
Coach Price on Este’s, and the team, recruiting process
“Every year, NFC sees a lot of college recruiters come in, and that’s because of the people before us. It’s always an eventful time in the spring - we see a wide range of schools. It’s always an exciting time to see the smiles on the players’ faces. It’s fun to see guys get their first offer, and it’s fun to see them get their 10th offer."