Jordan taking it slow for now

Four-star guard Rysheed Jordan has drawn a lot of coaches to his game, and he says his recruitment remains open.

Four-star guard Rysheed Jordan has kept things pretty tight to the vest in terms of his recruitment. The No. 47 overall prospect tends to stay away from the media attention, and right now he is content to take things slow.

Playing with Philly Pride, Jordan was quite impressive at the Live in AC event to close out the summer. At 6-foot-2 with big time athleticism and the ability to really score, Jordan was followed heavily by college coaches.

Overall Jordan feels he has had a solid summer, but he knows there was room for improvement.

"I think I have been playing good, but I know I can play better," said Jordan. "My team, we should have won more games, but it has been a good summer."

When it comes to his recruitment, the Philadelphia (Penn.) Vaux standout has a ton of schools still involved and calling on him.

"LaSalle, Temple, Drexel, Villanova, Maryland, Seton Hall, St. John's, Georgetown, Syracuse, Kansas, UCLA, Xavier, Tennessee, and a lot of other schools," Jordan explained.

One school that has been linked with Jordan significantly is Maryland. The Terrapins have been recruiting him for a while, and he says he could fit in well with that program.

"Maryland is a good school," said Jordan. "I think it would fit me game, and I think that coaching staff could make me better."

Recently he made an unofficial visit to Xavier, and came away impressed with the school.

"It was a good trip," Jordan said of the Musketeers. "They showed me how they develop their guards, how they run the offense, and the whole campus and all of the facilities and everything. I enjoyed it."

During the entire month of July, Villanova's Jay Wright and Temple's Fran Dunphy have been sure to follow Jordan around. While he loves the city of Philadelphia, Jordan says he is open to leaving or staying for college.

"It really doesn't matter to me," Jordan said of playing in the city of Philadelphia. "I can stay in Philly or leave. It doesn't matter to me."

For now he is just trying to get a good feel for all of the programs recruiting him so he can make the best choice for the long term future.

"I just look for a school where I can get a good education and get my degree so I can take care of my family," said Jordan.

At this point Jordan says he has no timetable with his recruitment and a decision could come down at any point.

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