"Majestic is an athlete in a 6-foot-2, 205-[pound] body," South Central head coach Tim Carter said. "If you would see him running around on the basketball court, he looks like a guard. When you see him play defensive end on the football field, he looks like a safety… This is a kid that just made big plays as a 15-year old playing against kids that were older and had been in the weight room."
Prior to high school, Jordan hadn't played organized football. In two seasons, he has yet to miss a varsity snap at defensive end.
As a freshman, Jordan led South Central with 22 tackles for a loss and five sacks, while also finishing second in total tackles (80). He also blocked seven kicks (no one on his team had a single block), scored touchdowns on punt block and interception returns, deflected six passes, and forced three fumbles.
Jordan's numbers dipped this past season – 64 tackles, including 13 for a loss and two sacks, one forced fumble, four blocked kicks (again, no one else on his team blocked a single kick), and returned an interception for a score. But he still was named to the All-Pitt County and All-Eastern Carolina Conference teams.
"He had a lot of attention to him this past season," Carter said. "So that took attention away from his teammates, but he still had a solid year."
Duke, East Carolina, Florida State, North Carolina, NC State, and Wake Forest have all inquired about Jordan.
"Carolina and NC State have probably been more interested, because of his big body," Carter said. "They really love his body and think he could grow into a Mike linebacker."
In fact, Carter believes Jordan will be converted to linebacker in college.
"He's so athletic that I don't if you want to just keep his hand on the ground," Carter said. "But he can stand up and cover. And he can also come down hill."
NC State is the only school that Jordan has visited, but UNC did invite him to its March junior day.
Jordan doesn't claim any favorite schools.
"I'm just focused on getting this ring for my team," Jordan said.
Jordan is also a standout on South Central's basketball team… Jordan's father is an Ohio State fan. That fondness was passed onto Jordan.