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Transplant could be one of the best in 08

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Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy athlete Chris Jordan, a recent transplant from the Atlanta area, could be one of the top recruits in the country for the class of 2008.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has a solid build and is fast. He projects as a linebacker or running back at the next level and has the skill set to be special at both positions. Jordan recently moved to the Nashville area from Atlanta, where he was a standout for Norcross High his sophomore season.
"We moved up to Tennessee to be closer to family," Jordan said. "It's a big difference up here in the way plays are run. I got the ball more at Norcross because they have more depth at running back up here."
Jordan has already made an impact for Brentwood Academy, however. During a recent game against Ravenwood, Jordan scored a 54-yard go-ahead touchdown and then broke up a potential game-winning 2-point conversion in overtime as his team escaped with a 36-35 victory.
He currently is working at tailback and middle linebacker. He prefers one of the positions.
"I am a running back all the way," he said.
On the recruiting front, Jordan is interested in a variety of programs, including the Georgia Bulldogs.
"When I was in Georgia, UGA kind of grew on me," he said. "I also like Ohio State, Auburn, Clemson, Miami (Fla.) and Texas but I haven't really thought about all of the offers that could be out there."
Jordan figures to contend for No. 1 prospect status in the state of Tennessee for the class of 2008.
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