Canton-Galva senior Jacob Struber will be throwing on the Maroon and Grey in the fall, as the center has signed a scholarship with Fort Scott Community College.
Canton-Galva senior Jacob Struber will be throwing on the Maroon and Grey in the fall, as the center has signed a scholarship with Fort Scott Community College. Struber will join the Greyhounds after finishing his high school career in May, which Eagle coach Jeff Savage feels will be a good fit. “I think it is a very good fit for Jake,” Savage said. “He will need to continue to work on his strength and in time he will develop into a good college center.” For Struber, himself, he knew Fort Scott was the place for him as soon as he met FSCC coach Curtis Horton for the first time. “I really felt a connection with Coach Horton after meeting him and discussing his program and my own expectations,” Struber said. “The coaching staff’s communication with me, as a potential player, was what first impressed me. Their eagerness to not only improve the team, but myself, as an individual player, is also exciting.” The 5-foot-11, 260 bound lineman will look to bolster a Fort Scott squad that didn’t boast the greatest of records at 2-7 overall in 2013, though, more often than not, they were competitive in their games. Horton has been head coach of the Greyhounds since July 2011 and is a graduate of Southwestern College in Winfield. He has coached with the Moundbuilders, Kansas Wesleyan University, Baker University, Scott City Community High School and Sublette High School. Prior to becoming the head coach of FSCC, he served as the offensive coordinator, helping the Greyhounds to three bowl games and a No. 1 ranked offense in 2007 and 2009. Struber, who has been honored for his efforts with a Heart of America Honorable Mention, is looking to anchor the line at center, though he is willing to go where he is needed. That kind of mentality, along with his hard-working nature, let Savage feel Struber will succeed as a collegiate athlete. “Jake is a very hard working kid,” Savage said. “He has made incredible strength gains in the last two years. Jake not only has a weight lifting class, but also comes in after school to lift as well. He is also athletic for an offensive lineman and long snaps very well which is a plus for him at the college level.” Struber is the son of Jim and Tara Struber. He plans to major in accounting while at Fort Scott. Contact Chris Swick by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @SwickSentinel.