Heartland College Sports reporter Derek Duke covered Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl and got a chance to catch up with future Baylor punter Issac Power. Power is a 6’2”, 180-pounder from Parker, Colorado. He signed his National Letter of Intent last month and is ranked as the No. 5 punter in the country by 247Sports.
Here’s Duke’s Q&A with Power following yesterday’s game.
HCS: How did it feel playing in this game today?
Issac: “Well, this was crazy as well as everything that happened this whole week. This is my first big time kind of game. I have only kicked in front of a thousand people usually. To look up and see the stands here, I was nervous obviously, but in Texas I am starting to love it and going to Baylor is going to be a lot of fun.”
HCS: What stuck out about Baylor to you?
Issac: “I wanted to be wanted by someone, but not the kind that want you for just your athletic ability. Obviously, they [Bears] do, but they really like me as a person and my personality. That really drew me to them and when I met coach Rhule that was great. I also fell in love with the campus there instantly.”
HCS: How excited are you to play for head coach Matt Rhule?
Issac: “Coach Rhule is very strong spoken. He is not so aggressive, he is more passionate in the way he talks. When he talks to you, he always looks you in the eye and he is always with you. You’re just always on the same page with him all the time. It was just very good to feel that connection with a coach and I am just so happy that he is going to be my coach over the next few years.”