Jordan Jackson was a freshman sitting in head coach John Froedge's study hall class. Froedge had pictures of former Crawfordsville baseball players that had been selected as Indiana All-Stars. Jackson asked Froedge who they were and what the special jerseys were for. Froedge told Jackson not to worry about that for now - he would be in one of those jerseys as a senior.

Froedge was right.

Jackson has been selected as an Indiana South All-Star by the IHSBCA.

"My first reaction was to just say 'wow'," explained Jackson of his initial thoughts on the selection. "It was surreal to me. I was just shocked."

It's normal for a newly graduated and exceptionally humble young man to be taken aback when bestowed with high regard, but the fact that he was recognized shouldn't be too shocking to others. Jackson's numbers were on an elite level all throughout high school. This year he batted .366 with 32 RBI and scored 34 runs. The three-hole hitter, Jackson reached base at a .463 clip and hit two home runs.

"JJ is being recognized for the excellent year he had this year, but also for an excellent career," praised Froedge. "We are very excited for him and very excited that it will be at Wabash College so the whole community can see him play."

"This is a great opportunity. It's a dream and it's becoming a reality," said Jackson. "It's going to be awesome to get out there and play with the best players in Indiana. Not to many guys have the option to play professional ball straight out of high school (like Trey Ball), so being on the same field as those guys is going to be amazing."

Jordan's name will be inked in the record books for years to come. He is now second on the career RBI list (137), third on the career hits list (160), and third on the career runs list (150).

The North South All-Star Weekend will be held at Wabash College the weekend of July 12-14. More information will soon be available about the weekend in The Paper of Montgomery County.