Jordan, a 6-foot-11 standout from Houston's Episcopal High, is rated the No. 2 center prospect in the country.
"I just felt it was time and that it was a good decision for me," Jordan said. "They develop players and I have a strong relationship with the coaches. I played with a few players on their team and they're an up and coming program."
Long considered one of the premier big man talents in the Class of 2007, it's Jordan's long term potential that will get Aggies fans excited. He's shown the ability to be a strong finisher and shot blocker. As a junior, Jordan averaged 16 points, 14 rebounds and 7 blocks.
The center could wind up being a breakthrough recruit for the Aggies. Gillispie, since his arrival on campus, has been strong with a number of Top 100 prospects but Jordan is the first recruit from inside the Top 50 to pick the Aggies.
He's young with room to grow. Two years ago, Gillispie took another young big man named Joe Jones and crafted him into one of the top insiders in the Big 12. Jordan has that same type of potential but in an even more outstanding body with superior length.
The tag of "best recruit Gillispie signed at A&M" isn't going to go to Jordan's head. He told Scout.com that he's ready to help this program get to another level but it's not all about him. "You can't get big headed. You have to go in there and help the team and help them win."