QB Jordan Reever Visits Provo, One of Final Three

This highly-touted Texas prep standout, rated a four-star quarterback by national recruiting guru <b>Max Emfinger</b>, is as keen to see the snowcapped Wasatch mountains overlooking LaVell Edwards Stadium today as he is to learn about a BYU football program he knows very little about.

Jordan Reever, the 6-2, 195-pound quarterback from South Garland High School who threw for 19 touchdowns and 1,717 yards despite missing five games last season to injury, visits Provo this weekend as one of only three official recruiting trips – Syracuse on Jan. 23 and Louisiana State (LSU) on Jan. 30 – he will take before finally deciding on a college of his choice.

"I don't know much about BYU, but from what Coach (Todd) Bradford says, I like their style of offense. I've heard a lot about Provo and BYU and it sounds really nice. I'm really looking forward to seeing that part of the country."

Apart from Syracuse, the first to offer him a scholarship, offers were also extended by Maryland, Boise State, UTEP and Louisiana-Monroe, but Reever said he "could not see myself at those schools."

BYU, on the other hand, has not yet offered Reever a scholarship. "Coach Bradford said there's a lot of things (scholarship-related) going on and he's not sure, but something could happen this weekend. He did say I was No. 1 on their (non-committed high school) quarterback list," Reever told TotalBlueSports.com last night.

The polite Texas prep star, who will be a featured player at the Coca Cola Dallas-Fort Forth All Star game Jan. 17, was an All-District selection and led his South Garland team to their first district championship title in 30 years.

His coach, Mickey Moss, was effusive in his high praise for Reever. "Jordan is just a tough, competitive kid. He was injured with a dislocated elbow in our fifth game and he was back playing in the 10th game, which was amazing.

"He knows how to win football games. He's just a winner. Jordan's biggest attributes are vision, accuracy and escapability. He's as good as anybody I've seen in escaping pressure. He's got eyes in the back of his head. It's uncanny. I would say Jordan's one of the top five quarterbacks in Texas and this is a great year for quarterbacks here," Moss noted.

A three-year starter, Reever added "my strengths are my ability to read coverages, see the field, scramble and throw on the run. I also know how to be a leader with poise in the pocket."

Coach Moss noted that BYU assistant Todd Bradford first visited with him last spring. "He's very personable, upfront and honest; a straight shooter. The kids feel very comfortable around him." Reever, who is not LDS, added, "I really like him. He's an all-around nice guy. He started recruiting me late November and he's been by two or three times to see me. He's let me know how things are up there (BYU honor code) and I like that."

Both Coach Moss and Reever noted that LSU is probably his favored school "because they just won the national (BCS) championship," Moss said.

Reever added: "LSU is close to home. They told me they are recruiting other quarterbacks and I'm No. 3. We'll see what happens in the next couple of weeks."

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