When you typically think of an offseason, you might think of things being slower paced. But it seems Syracuse football wants to be the new fast all year long.
After making a slew of offers to players in the 2018, 2019 and even the 2020 class yesterday, Orange football received a hard commitment from Class of 2018 running back Jawhar Jordan Jr. yesterday evening.
— Jawhar Jordan Jr. (@CutsOnDime) May 25, 2017
That’s five SU recruiting moves in just one day.
The three-star sprinter is ranked as the number 1161 college football prospect in the nation, according to 247Sports.com. The Chandler, Arizona native ranks as the 76th best prospect at his position nationally and 10th overall in his state.
Standing at 5’10” and 160 pounds, Jordan was able to break through defenders, skim the edges of the field while maintaining balance and turn on the gas when needed. He simply blows through defenses that cannot catch up.
Jordan’s highlight reel shows him off as the guy you give the ball to when you want to score (even from 25+ yards away). He duals as a blocking threat and can get you thrice as a receiver. He will make you scramble as a punt returner and you won’t catch up to him. Trying to tackle him, you’ll slide off like soap.
Yet, football isn’t the only place Jordan’s skills shine. The six-time football Player of the Game this past year also competes in track and field. In 2016 alone, Jordan has won 11 first place and 4 second place standings, according to MaxPreps.com.
Just a high school junior, Jordan ran times in 2016 good enough to challenge many Syracuse University track and field records. If he were running for SU, he would have been within milliseconds of breaking a few.
In the eyes of the Orange, Jordan can be an excellent offensive and special teams weapon when he arrives to camp next season if he continues to perform (or even perform better after this coming year of practice) in Central New York.
Here are some of Jordan’s highlights from last season:
Published: David Edelstein