Jordan Starnes Tabs Top Two From ACC

Outside linebacker Jordan Starnes out of South Stanley High School in Norwood, North Carolina is off to a solid start in recruiting, garnering early attention from Georgia Tech, NC State, UNC, Duke, Virginia Tech and numerous other schools across the nation.

Holding early offers from UNC and Georgia Tech, Jordan Starnes is hoping that additional programs could be jumping in with scholarship offers in the near future.

"It's going alright," Starnes responded when asked about the recruiting process. "I obviously would like to have more schools coming after me. It's always nice to have choices."

While Starnes is hoping that additional programs will be entering the picture very soon, he is wasting no time in getting to know the current programs on his list a little better. Starnes has already made a handful of visits this offseason, including a pair of trips to Atlanta to check out the Georgia Tech program.

"I went down to Georgia Tech last summer and went to one of their camps. I went back down there and watched them play Clemson this year. I'm also going to go down to Georgia Tech in a week or so. They want me to come down there to see their whole campus."

As he prepares to tour the Georgia Tech campus for a third time, Starnes says that he has already been more than impressed with the Yellow Jackets. This is based on his first couple of visits.

"I liked the Georgia Tech-Clemson game a lot. I liked seeing the coaches, and there was just a real good vibe and they seem to have fun. It was real fun because it was in the middle of Atlanta and I'm not used to that, but it's not something that drove me away at all."

It is very normal for prospects to build close relationships with assistant coaches at the collegiate level during the recruiting process. Interestingly enough, however, Starnes has developed a very close relationship with the Georgia Tech staff.

"The Georgia Tech coaches keep in touch with me." Jordan also takes the time to call them. Starnes feels that Georgia Tech is one of the schools that is recruiting him the hardest.

Two strong visits to Atlanta and a solid relationship with the Georgia Tech staff have elevated the Yellow Jackets into one of Starnes' top teams in recruiting. The Yellow Jackets currently sit as one of the top three schools on Starnes' list.

"My top three right now would be NC State, GT and UNC. I would put NC State and GT ahead of UNC though. UNC offered me first, but I haven't heard from them as much lately."

Starnes is in no rush to make his decision, as he does not want to make a decision too early, and therefore prevent other schools from potentially contacting him. When he does get around to making that decision, Starnes lists location and his relationship with the coaching staff as the primary factors that will influence his choice.


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