Coming off a tremendous June camp session which attracted many top prospects to Lexington, Kentucky will welcome players to campus again later this month for another round of camps prior to the new season's arrival.
One of the players expected to be on hand for the "Friday Night Blue Lights" Camp and subsequent O-Line/D-Line camp is Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny's Tyler Jordan, an intriguing 2015 prospect flying under the national recruiting radar, but has caught the Wildcats' eye.
"One of my coaches personally knows coach (John) Schlarman, the offensive line coach, and he sent my junior year film up to them back in the winter," Jordan said. "They said they liked it and invited me to come up for their spring game, so I went up for that and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was great, all the fans who came out to see it, and I loved how they run their offense. It's really high-tempo, fast-paced. That's the kind of offense I enjoy.
"I got to spend some one-on-one time with coach Schlarman in the locker room after the game. One of the first things he said was how I looked a lot bigger than I did on tape, which was a good thing. He said they'd be staying in touch with me."
Jordan's potential has led to a camp invite for the 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman.
"They say they like my size and potential to get even bigger because I just turned 16," he said. "And my footwork. It's my bread and butter."
Kentucky isn't the only major D-I school looking at Jordan. He has also drawn interest from Arkansas, Duke, Florida State, Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech. Schools like Princeton and Dartmouth are also showing interest due to his strong academic background.
"I wouldn't rule those out," Jordan said of the Ivy League programs. "Education is a big priority for me. I want to have a long-term plan for after football."
He also visited Georgia Tech and Georgia State this spring. He plans a return trip to Tech for a camp this month. He may also attend a camp at Wake Forest.
"Georgia Tech seems to like me a lot," Jordan said. "Their coach who recruits my area has been showing a lot of interest. I think things could be picking up with them, too.
"I'm just working hard to get my name out there right now. I'm hoping these camps will do that for me."
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