Tommy Jordan really didn't know what to say after getting the news that Florida coach Urban Meyer resigned on Wednesday other than he still plans to stick with his commitment and enroll early in Gainesville.
"It's hard to say right now," Jordan said. "It's pretty shocking actually. I'm planning on graduating early and I'm headed down there in two weeks. I don't even really know what to think of it right now.
"Coach (Steve) Addazio was supposed to be at my school today and he wasn't there. We called down, one of my coach's nephews works on the staff down there, and he just said coach Addazio is heading to the airport because coach Meyer just resigned. We were just shocked. I don't even know what to make of it right now."
Boston College, Cal, Duke, Rutgers and Wisconsin were some of the other schools involved with Jordan, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle from Ridgefield, Conn., but he committed to Florida on June 21 and has not wavered. He doesn't plan to de-commit but said the next few weeks are important.
"I'm definitely not going to back out of it," Jordan said.
"I made a decision and I made a commitment so I have to stick with it. These two or three weeks are going to be pretty crucial to see how everything falls into place but I'm still a Gator."
Meyer resigned around this time last year citing health concerns but returned one day later promising to keep a closer eye on his physical condition. Jordan said he had no inclination that Meyer was about to resign again.
"Everybody I've talked to, no one would have ever led this on," Jordan said. "You would have never known. I'm completely shocked."