Jordan Torres, a student and football player for Morningside College, didn’t anticipate the journey that college football would be. Jordan also didn’t know whether he would play college football at all.
Playing as an offensive lineman, Jordan would partake in a smaller football program for his high school 8-man football team. 8-man football known more in smaller towns where teams might not have enough players to fill all 22 starting spots. This is where he learned and developed his love for the game. Jordan didn’t think he would receive any offers to play college football due to playing on an 8-man team. That soon would change.
Jordan received an offer to a JUCO college team just an hour away from his home town of Denison, IA. Iowa Western College took a chance on Jordan, but he would have to make a position change due to his smaller size. At 6’3” and weighing at 220 pounds Jordan made the switch from lineman to tight end.
As a freshman, Jordan would get to see some playing team here and there. But he began to realize that this team really doesn’t use tight ends that much. “I kinda just shrugged it off in the moment seeing that I was getting some playing time”, Jordan told me.
After his first year at Iowa Western, things weren’t what he was expecting. The classes Jordan was talking didn’t suit him, and he continually lost interest. “I just wasn’t very happy there, I had friends and stuff, but the classes were just so boring”, Jordan said. Jordan began to think about taking his academic and football career somewhere else.
After only one year with the Reivers, Jordan jumped ship. “I knew I was going to have to transfer at some point, but it all came down to when I would”, said Jordan.
His time came in the summer of 2019 where he transferred to Morningside College. This would become Jordan’s new home for the next couple years of his life.
Jordan is now happier with his schooling and has met a lot of new friends. “It’s awesome to come to a place like this and be welcomed with open arms so fast, usually it takes some time before people would open up.” Jordan continues to talk to his old friends from Iowa Western but prefers to spend time with his new friends that wear the Mustang.