FORT WAYNE, Ind. (FORT WAYNE'S NBC) - Few teams in Northeast Indiana could match Leo at the skill positions in 2019, but after a plethora of star senior talent moves on, the Lions will look to their junior signal-caller, Jackson Barbour, as an unquestioned leader of the offense.
Entering his second season as a starter, Barbour is training with Matrix QB and Traction AP quarterbacks coach Antoine Taylor this offseason, improving each aspect of his game.
"It's definitely crucial," Barbour said, via FaceTime.
"I am grateful for the position that I'm in right now."
Barbour says he's surprised just how much improvement's been made in such a short amount of time and will continue to work harder than ever as his junior season approaches.
"I am getting anxious," Barbour said.
"I keep waiting on it, counting down the days."
Barring any coronavirus pandemic setback, Barbour and the Lions are set to open their season at home against Woodlan Friday, August 21 at 7 p.m.