Strong Camp Performance Leads to Scholarship Offer

Morganton (NC) Freedom cornerback <B>Jordan Hemby</b> has emerged this spring as one of the state's top prospects, showcasing his outstanding athleticism at camps and combines across the region.

"I've camped at Clemson and NC State," Jordan Hemby told StateFans. "I didn't get to do a lot at NC State because it was the first day of their four-day camp. I did better at Clemson with my drills but my testing was better at State. I ran a 4.3 40 at State."

While performing well at both camps, Hemby hopes to do even better at a July 10th Virginia Tech camp and July 17th at the University of North Carolina. He has already picked up scholarship offers from NC State and Clemson.

"Both have offered me scholarships," he said. "State offered me two days after I got back from there. I was excited about it, but my coach had told me they would probably offer after the camp."

Hemby starred as a junior for Freedom High School, finishing with 62 tackles and 7 interceptions.

Although he was unable to attend the Shrine Bowl combine, Jordan was the fastest prospect at the Adidas Elite camp held in Raleigh, North Carolina. He ran a laser-timed 4.54 40-yard dash on grass, with laser results tending to be .25 slower than the normal hand-times most combines use. At 5'11 and 179 pounds, Hemby also posted a 35 inch vertical jump while benching 185 pounds twenty times.

That combination of speed and strength makes him an interesting prospect who will likely garner more offers. At this time, he's keeping his options open.

"I'm still open," he said. "I like everybody right now, so I'm just going to wait and see who all offers me."

With NC State and Clemson both recruiting him the hardest, Jordan pointed out what he likes about the Tigers and the Wolfpack.

"At Clemson I like their program, coaches, and how they run their practices," he said. "State isn't far away from home, and I really like the coaches and facilities."

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