GOODING, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) In his second year as the Gooding Senator's quarterback, junior Shane Jennings has grown in the game both mentally and physically.
His efforts last year gained him national recognition. The six foot two, 180 pounder was one of 40 quarterbacks across the country who was invited to participate in a camp in Los Angeles hosted by Quarterback Collective.
QB collective is an organization founded by past NFL coaches and players that focuses on helping young quarterbacks improve in all phases of the game. They place additional emphasis on understanding how to study and prepare through the perspective of a coach.
Jennings worked for a week in L.A. with current NFL coaches Kyle Shanahan of the 49'ers, Sean McVay of the Rams and Matt LaFleur of the Titans just to name a few.
"There was a lot of take away from it because they'd film us during every session, so then you'd get a one-on-one with those NFL coaches and you could really get stuff from what they were saying,” Jennings said. “That was the best part, just one on one time with all of those guys and knowing what they were talking about."
Jennings is already off to an explosive season.
The Senators are undefeated after two non-conference match-ups.
"They told me to just keep working on my mechanics. There wasn't much I could do to get better,” Jennings said. “You can get better always so it was just getting better was the main thing and just practice, practice, practice is what they said."
In their game Friday night against Weiser he was 27 of 41 passing for 323 yards with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. He rushed for 138 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown.
The Senators head to face their rival Fruitland Friday as a battle of the media poll ranked one and two.