Jordan Duncan Pulls the Trigger
Hattiesburg (Miss.) Oak Grove Attendance Center wide receiver Jordan Duncan is the newest big splash to come from the Mississippi pipeline, as California inside receivers coach Jacob Peeler -- himself a Mississippi native – struck again on an official visit this weekend.
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Duncan – a three-star prospect – sent the final weekend of the Bears’ fall camp on campus, and committed on Sunday before he left.
“It was the people, the community of Cal, they’re all really incredible,” Duncan said. “The coaches there, the players, I was digging the vibe that they had there, the family that they have there. Not only was it the coaches and the players, but it as the people that I was around. That really stood out to me. My mom said that if I felt that connection, it was meant to be.”
Duncan becomes the second Mississippi native this month to commit to Cal, following offensive lineman Gentle Williams. Last cycle, the Bears hauled in Ryan Gibson from Mississippi, and they still have a few more targets left this go-around, including newly-offered quarterback Jack Abraham, who said he’s known Duncan for the past two years, and that the two are very close. Also left on the board is A.J. Brown.
This past season, Duncan hauled in 71 passes for 1,207 yards and 14 touchdowns – all team-highs – and added two carries for 27 yards on the ground, with two pass completions on three attempts for 66 yards and one touchdown. His 1,234 all-purpose yards led his team.
Our Yancy Porter chimes in on what Cal is getting in Duncan: Jordan has been a mainstay for the Warriors offense the past two seasons. He has helped them to two Class 6A Final appearances and their school's first State Championship in the '13 season. When watching Jordan on film it is evident that he is just a football player. He doesn't wow you with his speed but he runs precise routes and has strong hands which allows him to catch the ball exceptionally well in traffic. He is the type of receiver that you can depend on when it's 3rd and 8 and you need the big catch for a first down. Duncan does have good footwork and can make you miss with his quick cuts.
We’ll have more on Duncan shortly. In the meantime, here are his junior highlights.
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