We've been hearing about Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman defensive back Josh Jordan since before the athlete was even in high school. Big things were expected but after having to play junior varsity ball a year ago, he fell off the map a bit. That all changed at the NIKE Camp in Palo Alto this past weekend.
Jordan, 5-9, 170 pounds played his freshman ball at Las Vegas high and then after the family moved, enrolled at Shadow Ridge for his sophomore season. The athlete then transferred once more to Bishop Gorman prior to his junior year and despite living in the district, wasn't allowed to play on the varsity squad.
"I'm not sure what happened," Jordan said. "It was a big controversy out here and I heard a lot of people went to the district and specifically said that I shouldn't be able to play last season. A lot of players transferred and played last year so I'm not sure why I was singled out but I was."
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Despite not playing varsity ball a year ago, Jordan was still hearing from quite a few schools prior to the NIKE Camp and even had an offer from San Diego State. After turning in an MVP performance this past weekend, his offer list has already grown by one.
"Stanford offered me right after the camp," Jordan said. "It was pretty unreal how it happened. I was trying to find out where they pass out the SPARQ bags at the end of the camp and was kind of lost. Then a coach came up to me and asked if I was interested in Stanford. I said of course I was and he told me they were offering me a scholarship.
"I found out later it was Coach Harbaugh who I had talked with. He invited me to attend their Junior Day on Sunday so my dad and I stayed behind an extra day and it just so happened that one of my coaches had my transcripts so I was able to give them to the coaches at Junior Day and they said I had an offer.
"I liked Junior Day, it was cool being around the other athletes and also meeting some of the players at Staford. They love Coach Harbaugh and the new energy in the program. They all told me this was the most excited they have been since they have been at Stanford and that was good to hear.
"Right now, I'm just going to soak everything in and see who else offers me. I'm hearing a lot from schools like Oregon, Oregon State, Purdue, UCLA, Cal and ASU and some of them have hinted about offering as well.
"I'm going to take some visits in the summer although I don't know where just yet. I've already been to San Diego State and would like to check out Cal, ASU and Oregon State if I could. Then I'll take some official visits during the season, I'm not close to making a decision right now."