If there was a more dominating linebacker in Southern California this fall than three-star Stanford commit, Jordan Zumwalt (6-4, 220, 4.6) from Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison we would like to know who. He seemed to be in on every tackle that Edison, 13-1 team made this season.
Zumwalt recorded an extraordinary 164 tackles his senior season. He also accounted for 3.5, sacks, three deflected passes, two fumble recoveries and two fumbles caused. What makes his stats so amazing is he accomplished this feat in only 12 games.
The talented linebacker from Edison beginning to rack up as many honors as he is tackles and they all haven't come in yet. Already Zumwalt has earned County Defensive Player of the Year, all-county and all-league. As a junior, Zumwalt earned all-county, all-league and all-state.
Though, Zumwalt is committed to Stanford, it has to be considered a soft one as he will take an official visit to UCLA this weekend January 8th and will take his last visit to USC on January 29th before he makes his decision final.
Why the interest in UCLA?
"I think UCLA is going to be big time program soon or they are a big time program, but their program is definitely on the rise," Zumwalt said. "UCLA's coaching staff is very good, they have very good academics and it's an all around great school.
Later on in the month, Zumwalt will also be visiting UCLA's cross town rival USC.
"I will be visiting USC on the last weekend of this month (January 29th)," Zumwalt said. "I like everything about USC.
"Their football program is unbelievable," Zumwalt said. "Their coaches are unbelievable and their program is going to continue to do great things and if I am a part of it, I would get my name out there better.
"I also like everything about Stanford," Zumwalt said. "Their school is phenomenal. I mean if I go there, how can you not, be successful? You would have to be some kind of loser, so academically I would have to become successful.
"On the football field Stanford is a very upcoming program," Zumwalt said. "Stanford's coaches are going to get business done and their recruiting classes are getting better and better. I also feel if I go there I can impact the program and help it out and have something special going.
"It is pretty tight between, Stanford, USC and UCLA," Zumwalt said. "The only schools I have any interest in are Stanford, USC and UCLA.
"I will finalize my decision at the end of my trips," Zumwalt said. "I'm not going to make my decision until I take my trips. I'm going to check it all out and make sure that I'm making the right decision. I want to leave no doubt.