The new Darling of Shawnee Mission East

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - Jordan Darling knows well what it is like to be the new kid.

"It's something you don't really get used to. That's part of life, I think, and part of playing quarterback, being able to adjust in a game and in life as well," he said.

Darling has shown an ability to adjust in life and on the gridiron. His parents' background in the military has had Darling bouncing around the country. The Shawnee Mission East senior is at his third high school in three years.

"The people here and the players here and the coaches here have made it a really smooth transition for me."

The 6'4" quarterback has smoothly taken the reins of the Lancers' offense. He has led them to a 3-0 start. In the last victory, he connected on 18 of 25 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns.

"Hard work. That's all it is. We are very blessed as a team," he explained. "We have just been working our tails off. That's a blueprint for success, I think."

Darling his working hard to bring a championship home to Shawnee Mission East. Then, he's off to his next landing spot. The nomadic quarterback is not planning to move far this time, however. He has committed to play at Kansas.

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