Jordan: Illinois 'Feels Like Home'

2015 guard Aaron Jordan talks recruiting after his latest trip to visit Illinois.

CHAMPAIGN - Aaron Jordan was back in Champaign Sunday.

Again.

"It feels like home," the 2015 guard from Plainfield, Ill. said. "Its close. I like the playing style. I like Illinois. I keep getting a feel for it so I can make my decision."

Jordan has visited Illinois five times since August and says he has a blast every time he makes the two-and-a-half hour drive down.

"When I'm here they treat me like family," he said. "Me and the coaches are always playing one-on-one, its just a great time down here."

However, Illinois isn't the only stop on Jordan's list. He's been making rounds to a number of schools and developing a relationship with coaches everywhere.

"I also have a good relationship with Northwestern, Creighton, Indiana, and all the other schools that are recruiting me."

He attributes this good relationship with Coach Groce to the vision he shared.

"Coach Groce is something else. When I first sat down and talked with him, I could see that he was real hungry, and he had big things planned for Illinois. It would be great for me to apart of that."

If Jordan chooses to be a part of that, he says he could bring "shooting and leadership," something he already gives to his high school team.

"My high school season is starting, so I may catch a couple college games, but right now I'm focused on high school."

But one thing Jordan isn't focused on is the recent recruiting drama with Quentin Snider de-committing and Cliff Alexander choosing to go elsewhere. Those issues won't impact his decision.

"The drama doesn't concern me, and it really doesn't affect me," he said. "I'm just going to keep looking at Illinois. It's a good school, and I'm just gonna keep playing basketball."

Jordan will continue his recruiting process, but has two last words: "Go Illini!"


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