RECRUITING ON THE SOUTH PLAINS
Ht: 6'3" | Wt: 230 lbs | Forty: 4.60
JUCO: Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS)
Video: Clip 1 | Clip 2
Rivals N/R | Scout N/R
ESPN N/A | 24/7 Sports N/A
Cumulative Ranking: INC
Another unknown, but this could be one of those things like last year where the coaching staff found DE Lee Adams and then really found LB Will Smith. Now, the coaching staff has continued follow teammate Terrell Hartsfield and maybe they stumbled on another player in defensive end Jerrell Jordan (Hartsfield profile will go up at 9:00 a.m.). Of course, this is a stretch. Smith hasn't played a game yet and our expectations are based off of practices and the hope that he'll be a good player. I don't think that right now, Jordan is even in this conversation.
Jordan is a year younger than Hartsfield, a true freshman at Copiah-Lincoln and was actually pretty productive. The other interesting thing is that Jordan was as lightly recruited as they come, being recruited only by Liberty coming out of high school. I think there may have been two reasons for that. I think that Altavista, VA is a small town, population of less than 3,500. The other reason is grades or qualifying.
The other interesting thing is that Jordan was also pretty good at basketball, and was the player of the year, averaging 15.7 PPG, 8.6 RPG and 1.5 BPG as a junior. I don't know what he did as a senior, but it probably speaks to the type of athlete that he is. If I remember correctly, Kerry Hyder also played basketball, but probably wasn't as good as Jordan as I'd guess the love for basketball is a little higher in Virginia than in Texas (It's ACC country).
At Copiah-Lincoln, Jordan had 38 tackles and 5 sacks. This didn't earn him any all-state honors like Hartsfield did, but that's still pretty good production for a true freshman who's only offer was the Liberty Flames.
More after the jump.
The Player Speaks
Jordan has high school highlight video:
Jerrell Jordan #5 Altavista High School (via jwclark121)
And Copiah-Lincoln's 2011 highlight video, look for #16:
WOLFPACK SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (via ColinWolfpack)
Jordan is a little tougher to pick out in the JUCO film than Hartsfield. There was at least 1 pretty nice sack that I saw and it's quite a bit different than his high school film, where Jordan almost looks a little slow. Or maybe that's the mud in the high school speaking. As an aside, there's a kid that's playing nose tackle that looks like he's 6-0/400 and I bet his nickname was "Meat". But back to Jordan, the few plays that I can make out, he looks decent enough. As mentioned above, I am impressed that he was able to get on the field as much as he did as a true freshman, especially considering his overall lack of offers as a senior in high school. He could not be more overlooked.
Jerrell, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!
The 2013 Class
|QB||Davis Webb||6-4/195||Prosper (Prosper, TX)||70.81|
|RB||Jalen Rhodes||5-9/175||Rowlett (Rowlett, TX)||INC|
|WR||Devin Lauderdale||5-11/170||Bellaire (Houston, TX)||84.10|
|WR||Dylan Cantrell||6-3/202||Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX)||73.90|
|OG||Baylen Brown||6-4/295||O'Connor (Helotes, TX)||71.14|
|OL||Maurice Porter||6-5/290||Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, TX)||74.86|
|DE||Terrell Hartsfield||6-3/245||Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS)||INC|
|DE||Jerrell Jordan||6-3/230||Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS)||INC|
|LB||Dakorey Johnson||6-3/200||Trinity Valley C.C. (Athens, TX)||INC|
|CB||Will Barrow||5-10/160||Skyline (Dallas, TX)||70.62|
|DB||Stormy Butler||6-1/195||College of Sequoias (Visalia, CA)||67.42|
|DB||Darren Dotson||6-1/195||College of Sequoias (Visalia, CA)||73.83|
|DB||Maurice Chandler||6-0/180||Lawton (Lawton, OK)||INC|
|ATH||Justis Nelson||6-2/180||Dallas Christian (Mesquite ,TX)||INC|
|ATH||Caleb Woodward||6-1/190||Leander (Leander ,TX)||INC|