DB Jordan Nix has big spring plans

When Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange defensive back Jordan Nix thinks about his junior season, he works out that much harder.

An ankle injury kept Nix from making the most of his junior season and even though the 5-foot-9, 165-pound junior came on strong late in year he feels like there is much work to be done.

"Things didn't go as planned and it's made me work harder than ever before," Nix said. "I'm running track this spring, which helps me get faster and work on my running form.

"I'm in shape, probably the best shape I've ever been in."

Nix's first step was participating in the Under Armour National Combine at the end of 2011. His performance there has carried him through the last three months and put him on the radar with several programs.

"That combine was great for my confidence because I could see my game coming back," Nix said. "I was strong in my drills and strong in my coverage skills."

Nix can do several things on the field but defensive back is his love.

"I love getting in a wide receiver's face and denying him the ball," Nix said. "I don't think there's a better challenge in football."

Although Nix is waiting for his first offer, there's plenty of interest and he will have the opportunity to perform in front of several top programs this spring.

"There are going to be a lot of coaches coming to West Orange to see me and Corey [Vereen] and Roman [Tatum] so it's going to be a golden opportunity to show them that I'm healthy and I can compete on a high level," Nix said.