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Two at the top for Tennessees Jordan

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One of the top prospects in the state of Tennessee for the Class of 2008 currently has two programs at the top of his list, one from the Atlantic Coast Conference and one from the Southeastern Conference.
Brentwood Academy's Chris Jordan, a running back/linebacker prospect from the Nashville area, talked about his top two on Wednesday night.
"At the top of my list is Clemson and Alabama," Jordan said. "Those two are standing out the most. After those, it's Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina in no order at all."
Jordan, who has yet to take an unofficial visit, is most familiar with Clemson. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder attended the NIKE Camp at Clemson University last May while he was a sophomore at Norcross (Ga.) High.
"I went down to Clemson during my sophomore year for the NIKE Camp," Jordan said. "I left after that camp and I've never been back, but something just stuck in my mind about Clemson since I left there. That's why I've got to get back and see it. I've got to get back and see if it's the right place for me."
Rivals.com National Top 25 recruiter and Clemson tight ends coach Billy Napier is recruiting Jordan for the Tigers. Napier will be in the Nashville area on Thursday and make a stop by Brentwood Academy.
"Coach Napier is the Clemson coach that I communicate with the most," Jordan said. "Recently, I have communicated with other Clemson coaches, but it's mostly coach Napier. He left today to come up to Nashville and he should be coming by my school tomorrow."
Alabama also is a very intriguing option for Jordan. He has never been to Tuscaloosa.
"I want to go down there and see what Alabama is all about," he said. "I want to go down there and see what it's like on campus."
Curt Cignetti, one of Rivals.com's National Top 25 recruiters for the Class of 2006 while an assistant at North Carolina State, is recruiting Jordan for the Crimson Tide. Jordan also has had contact with another Alabama assistant with ties to his co-favorite.
"One of the coaches there (running backs coach Burton Burns) used to coach at Clemson," he said.
Jordan said that Cignetti will be at Brentwood Academy to check on him this Friday while Alabama head coach Nick Saban will head up the following Friday.
"I just know about coach Saban from when he was with the Dolphins," Jordan said. "But I don't really follow football all that much."
Jordan added that all of the schools recruiting him are recruiting him as a running back and that's the position he prefers to play in college. Jordan also could project as a linebacker or strong safety in college.
Jordan suffered an injury toward the end of his junior year, but say's he's completely healthy now.
"Everything is going fine," he said. "I'm completely good right now. I am running track and everything is fine. I am doing everything."
Jordan has been competing in the 100, 200, 4x100, 4x200 and high jump for the Brentwood Academy track team.
As for spring and summer plans, Jordan is sure of two trips.
"I don't even know about all of my plans," he said. "But I do know that over the summer some time, I want to take one trip down to Clemson and a trip down to Alabama and there might be a couple of more."
Jordan, who didn't play football until the ninth grade, transferred to Brentwood Academy from Norcross at the beginning of last season.
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