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UNC a Priority for RB Tim Jordan

The Florida running back is focused on two schools.

North Carolina made significant progress with Tim Jordan during the 6-foot, 187-pound running back's official visit. 

"UNC is probably a big priority for me, because of the situation with them having one 'back and he's a freshman," Jordan said. "I think UNC is ahead for now, but I still have to check out Tennessee first."

One school Jordan probably won't check out is Purdue. The Bartow (Fla.) product was originally scheduled to officially visit West Lafayette the weekend before Signing Day, but that now won't be the case.

"I'm just taking UNC and Tennessee," Jordan said.

Jordan will officially visit Tennessee this coming weekend and then make a decision a couple of days later.

"I'm looking for somewhere that I feel I'm actually wanted and who is going to make me better on and off the field," Jordan said. " Also where the team is like a family. And I want to go somewhere where I'm going to play."

Being able to play early is something UNC most definitely can offer. That pitch was hammered home during Jordan's official visit-ending meeting with Larry Fedora.

"He was just basically saying at their school, I would have a great education," Jordan said. "And football wise no other school is in the situation they are in right now with having one running back returning and he's a freshmen going to be a sophomore."

UNC entered the 2016 season with four scholarship running backs. At the season's conclusion, two, Khris Francis and T.J. Logan, exhausted their eligibility. A third, Elijah Hood, originally planned to return, but recently decided to declare for the NFL Draft. That leaves rising sophomore Jordan Brown alone in the Heels' RB depth chart.

According to Jordan, the highlight of the official visit came Saturday when he attended UNC's basketball win over Florida State in a rowdy Dean Dome.

"It was great -- I loved it," Jordan said. "I had a great time and the fans were really into the game."

Throughout much of his stay, Jordan was shadowed by primary recruiter Chad Scott and running back coach Larry Porter.


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