This time last year, the recruiting process took off for class of 2016 cornerback Jermarius Jordan of Hoover (Ala.) when he received his first offer from Vanderbilt. As of today, he holds seven offers including Miami, Missouri and Appalachian State, and other Big Five schools are in pursuit.
The 5-foot-9, 169-pound Jordan doesn't have a top five at the moment, but his early favorites are Miami, Vanderbilt and Missouri.
Vanderbilt entered the mix last offseason when Jordan attended camp with teammate Maurice Smitherman.
"Me and Maurice went there and did really good," Jordan said. "The coaches said they liked my long arms and I had good skills and was very physical. That was when (James Franklin) was the coach. But I got in touch with the new coaches and they kept the offer."
This offseason, the only school he's been to is Alabama. His former Hoover teammate and current Crimson Tide cornerback Marlon Humphrey put in a word for Jordan in advance of Jordan's visit.
"The coaches there showed me a lot of love," he said. "If they offer, they'll be at the top."
Jordan said he's also been in contact with LSU.
"They said they like me," Jordan said.
Jordan said he's hoping to visit Vanderbilt, Missouri and Miami sometime next summer.