Corinth (Texas) Lake Dallas took a couple steps back this past season after losing four-star quarterback James Franklin to Missouri but the Falcons still made the postseason. Despite converting athlete Dalyn Williams to quarterback, one wideout still had a big year for the team.
Dontonio Jordan was a standout for Lake Dallas and colleges are starting to take notice of the 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior. In fact, he recently picked up his first offer from an ACC program.
"I was offered by Duke University," Jordan said. "I had a track meet last Thursday and then I made my weekly calls. I talked to coach Kurt Roper and he offered me then.
"They haven't been to my school and seen me yet. They saw my film. My dad and I have been sending it to a lot of places and they were one of them. They saw me on there and said they really liked me and they wanted to make an offer. They'll be down here during spring ball."
Several other programs could be close to following suit with offers to Jordan as well.
"Baylor and Arkansas are showing a lot of interest," he said. "A couple more places such as TCU are showing a lot of interest as well. I'm getting a lot more letters since I got my first offer, too, so more (offers) could be coming in."
Jordan split time this past season between running back and wide receiver and, depending on the college, he could play either one at the next level.
"The Duke coach, when I was talking to him, he was asking me what I wanted to play," he said. "He said he wants to line me up at running back and motion me out some to get mismatches with the linebackers. The Arkansas coach, I think he likes me more as a receiver. They said they need more slot receivers. Baylor, they're looking at me for both.
"In college, it's really just wherever the coach wants me at. I'll play either place. It really doesn't matter to me. I'm comfortable lining up in the backfield or in the slot."
The speedy athlete has made visits to two schools so far this spring and has plans to make another couple trips as well.
"I'm supposed to be visiting Duke at some point," Jordan said. "I've already visited Baylor on Jan. 30 for their junior day. That went really well. It was my first real campus visit anywhere. There were only 20 kids that they invited. They were real excited to see me. They didn't offer because they want to see me in the spring. I also went to North Texas this past weekend. I'm going to Arkansas on Apr. 2."
Jordan caught 32 passes for 378 yards and six touchdowns while adding 433 yards and six more scores on the ground this past season.