Following a coaching change at Western Kentucky and a flurry of power-five scholarship offers, Bartow (Fla.) running back Tim Jordan has re-opened his recruitment.
"It's been a lot going on and a lot to think about,"Jordan said. "I talked to (former Western Kentucky coach and new Purdue coach Jeff) Brohm and they offered me a scholarship to Purdue. With me not knowing a lot about the new WKU coach and how they operate things, I talked to my offensive coordinator and I'm going to decommit from WKU to be able to make a decision with a clear mind."
Jordan committed to Western Kentucky in November. But after schools evaluated his senior season film, the power-five offers started to roll in.
Jordan now has a top-three of North Carolina, Tennessee and Purdue. He broke down what he likes about each school.
Tennessee: "Well, they talk to me every day, and I feel it's a great chance for me to showcase my ability at the highest level of football, which is the SEC, and not everybody gets that chance. With their two key running backs not being there after this season, it means there's a greater chance of me playing right away, and I believe I got what it takes."
North Carolina: "North Carolina talks to me daily also, and they have a lot of NFL coaches on their staff, so they know what it takes to get you to the next level. They could make me a better player and better individual and with the (Elijah) Hood kid coming back, I will have to work that much harder. I would have somebody to watch and learn from also, so thats good."
Purdue: "I don't know much about them, but the coaching staff and I have a great connection with because Coach Brohm was at WKU and switched over, so i just still have a connection with those guys and feel they want the best for me and could turn me into a great player and could help me accomplish a lot."
Illinois also offered, and head coach Lovie Smith and receivers coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker visited him at his school last month. But the Illini haven't made him as big of a priority as others.
"They visited me and offered me, but don't really talk to me or anything," Jordan said.
The Bartow running back plans on taking official visits to his top three schools this month: North Carolina on Jan. 13, Tennessee on Jan. 20 and Purdue on Jan. 28.
"I'm down to three right now," Jordan said, "and I know by the time Signing Day (Feb. 1) comes, I will be ready to choice a school. The Lord will direct me into the right path."