Jordan to narrow list, take visits

Fresh off a strong spring and summer playing with Philly Pride, Rysheed Jordan is getting close to cutting his list of schools and setting up college trips.

Rysheed Jordan is close to cutting down his college list.

Travel team coach Kamal Yard, of Philly Pride, said Maryland, Temple, Villanova, Xavier, Rutgers, UCLA, Connecticut and St. John's have all offered Jordan, a standout at Philadelphia (Pa.) Vaux Roberts, a scholarship.

"Everything still stands as the same in terms of the all the schools that are recruiting him," Yard told Scout.com.

"We are in the process of getting him to cut that list down to seven schools or less," he added. "That's one of the things that we are doing currently."

At this point, Jordan hasn't set up any unofficial or official visits, but once his list is narrowed that will be the focus.

"He's going to start taking visits," Yard said. "The goal is to cut the list down and line his visits up for the fall. The goal is to have him to make a decision by the end of the last visit by the November signing period."

Does anyone stand out at this point?

"I think Maryland is one of the schools that would be at the top of the list," Yard said. "I think Maryland is one of those schools, but it's really all about if the kid is going to stay home or go away or how far away he wants to be."

"I know he likes Maryland a lot," he added. "Xavier is kind of like the dark horse because of his relationship with Ashley Howard because he's a Philly guy and they grew up in the same neighborhood. UCLA is there too. It's all up in the air."

Jordan, a 6-foot-4 point guard, is ranked No. 49 overall in the 2013 recruiting class.


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