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Recruiting on the South Plains | DE Jerrell Jordan

Position: DE
Ht: 6'3" | Wt: 230 lbs | Forty: 4.60
JUCO: Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS)
DTN Profile
Video: Clip 1 | Clip 2
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Cumulative Ranking: INC

Texas Tech

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

Nothing yet.

Scouting Report

Jordan has high school highlight video:

Jerrell Jordan #5 Altavista High School (via jwclark121)

And Copiah-Lincoln's 2011 highlight video, look for #16:


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

Position Commitment Ht/Wt School/State Cumulative Ranking
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
TE - - - -
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
Averages 73.33