2015 Spotlight: OT Tyler Jordan

Quality offensive linemen are tough to find. They need size, strength, and intelligence to play in the trenches of the nation's best football conferences. Finding them young is sometimes more difficult because it takes some prospects longer to grow into the position. Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny offensive tackle Tyler Jordan is one of those guys that is getting noticed in his junior year.

Bishop Kenny won their district two weeks ago with a convincing win over Baker County and Tyler Jordan was a big part of that win. A lopsided score in the end was helped by two defensive touchdowns and Jordan can identify with all of it as he plays both ways for the Crusaders.

"It was really fun, Jordan said after the victory. "It was a big game and I have been looking forward to it, since our playoff game last year (that they lost0. We prepared well and showed up tonight. We worked hard as a team and came up with the victory.

"Playing both ways, it is crazy with the teamwork and us working hard together. It was just exciting with us doing it all together.

Watching Jordan, you can tell he has pretty good hand technique and can regularly control the man in front of him. With a bit of modesty about his game, he says that he understands what part of the game he needs to work on the most.

"My pass blocking is probably better than my run blocking," he said. "I need to work on coming off the ball, every now and then I get lazy and lunge, but I am working on that.

Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 270 pounds, Jordan already has a college scholarship offer from Bucknell. It was an exciting day when the offer rolled in.

"It felt really good," he said. "It came the first day that coaches could contact me, so it felt really special."

He's also hearing from other big time programs like Penn State and Kentucky.

"I sent my film out and Coach Hixon (Penn State) told me to call him," Jordan said. "They like my athleticism and are really excited about me.

"I went up to the Kentucky spring game in April and their camp and they told me they like me. They like my athleticism and foot speed."

Jordan grew up a Florida Gator fan and says he knows what he is looking for in a school when he makes his final decision. A future Business or Sports marketing Major, academics are high on the list.

"I want to find a school with really good academics," he said. "Right now I have around a 3.8 GPA so I want to get my education first. I want to use football to get the schooling I need."

Stay tuned to Scout.com as we follow the recruitment of Tyler Jordan.

Fightin Gators Top Stories