"He didn't just like it, he loved it," Mike Cyphers Sr. said. "They've been recruiting him for a couple months and we finally got the opportunity to go out and visit. Their coach came here last week for an in-home visit and he was impressive."
"I was impressed with the [head coach]," he continued. "He spent 13 years in the NBA. The guy is just now starting his program and Jordan is on the ground level of something that I think is going to be pretty good."
According to his father, Cyphers got the chance to hang out with the team and coaches at the Utah/UCLA football game yesterday. Prior to the game he got a chance to hang out with one of Utah's most famous alum.
"When we got there it was impressive," the elder Cyphers said. "We were at the UCLA football game yesterday and we met Jerry Sloan and the Utah Jazz. Keith Van Horn spoke to Jordan and recruited Jordan pretty hard at the tailgate yeterday. They did a great job."
Cyphers picked the Utes over scholarship offers from George Mason, Texas Christian, Illinois, Michigan and Witchita State. Ultimately, Utah's head coach won over the Witchita (Kans.) Southeast standout.
"It came down to basically their head coach," Cyphers Sr. said. "Coach Boylen was very impressive. As far as recruiting is concerned you want to definitely take a good look at schools that recruit you, and really recruit you hard and tell you they have a place for you and you're in plans. They did a great job doing that with Jordan."
Cyphers is rated as a three-star prospect on Scout.com.