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2021 power-hitting phenom Blaze Jordan has one team at the top of his list

Desoto Central (MS) class of 2021 power-hitting first baseman Blaze Jordan currently has one college at the top of his list.

  • Name: Blaze Jordan
  • Classification: 2021
  • Position: 1B
  • Ht: Wt: 6-foot-1, 220
  • Bats-Throws: R-R
  • High School: Desoto Central High School
  • Schools of Interest: Alabama, Louisville, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt


"Mississippi State is pretty much at the very top of my list," said Jordan, who visited Mississippi State last Saturday. "I like the town there. And it is in my home state. They have a lot of nice facilities, probably some of the best that I have seen. Their coaches are just incredible. They are amazing, especially their new coach. I like him a lot. I also hear their attendance is always high. And I just like everything about it."

He talked in more detail about head coach Andy Cannizaro and his recruiting coach, assistant coach Will Coggin.

"I like how (Cannizaro) wants every player to do what they do best," said Jordan. "He wants the power hitters to hit for power and the base hitters to make more contact. He also seems like a really good family man.

"Coach Coggin has done a lot for me. He has been really nice to me. I have seen him out watching me a few times. I also call him every week. He is a really good guy."

He talked about when and why Mississippi State started recruiting him.

"They started recruiting me about a month of two ago when our Dulins Dodgers team went down there for a camp," said Jordan. "Coach Coggin told me that they need players who can hit in the middle of the order and can hit for power. And that is what I have."

In addition to Mississippi State, he is being recruited by several other major college programs.

"I am being recruited by Vanderbilt, Louisville, Alabama and a little bit Florida," said Jordan.

Despite being an 8th grader and a month away from his 14th birthday, Jordan has a good understanding of the recruiting process.

"It is a cool process but it seems like everything is getting earlier and earlier," said Jordan. "Some of my friends have already committed and they were in the 8th grade (when they committed). Austin Kelly committed to Mississippi State."

And he is not too far away from committing himself if things fit what he is looking for.

"I am ready to commit right now if everything fits in well," said Jordan, who plans on visiting Vanderbilt this week and possibly Alabama in the near future.

If you are wondering why major college baseball programs are recruiting Jordan, he has been talked about on the Major League Baseball Network after hitting two 500-foot home runs in the 13U Power Showcase at the Texas Rangers Stadium. Check out the video below.


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