One foot in front of the other. That's how Jordan Bartok feels about his journey to get to the next level in his football career.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Harrisburg High School senior took another step forward in that process as he recently took part in the Blue-Gray Super Combine at Spec Martin Memorial Field in DeLand, Florida.
The combine, which resembles the NFL combine, but for prep athletes, judges players on their 40-yard dash time, vertical jump, broad jump and how many reps they can bench at 185 pounds, as well as, a 1-on-1 passing drill.
Bartok's shuttle time at the event in the Sunshine State was 4.62 and at 185-pounds, Bartok had 20 reps on the bench. His broad jump was eight feet and his 40-yard dash time was 4.99.
In the addition, Bartok and members of the staff did numerous 1-on-1 drills.
At the day's end, Bartok is hoping his efforts were enough to increase his college stock.
"I feel like they are really pushing my name out there," Bartok said. "My skills have grown tremendously because of all the good competition I am going up against."
This isn't Bartok's first foray into the combine world. He participated in the Missouri Western State University Combine back in April. His stats there are what earned him an invite to Daytona.
Bartok ran a 5-flat, 40-yard dash and a 4.50 shuttle. He had 20 reps at 185 and his broad jump was 8-feet.
After his performance in Florida, Bartok is now waiting to see if he made the All-American Bowl, which plays one game in December and three games in January at NFL Stadiums across the country.
Bartok noted that slowly but surely, football offers are starting to come in, including one from Ivy League, Yale.
Bartok said he's also had interest from Central Michigan, as well as several Division 2 and D3 colleges.
Last season for the Bulldogs, Bartok had 544 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, he made 30 tackles and had two interceptions. He also only played in seven games, missing two due to a hip pointer.
Michael Dann covers prep and college sports for the Harrisburg Register, Eldorado Journal & The Gallatin County Democrat. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.