Vegas RB tearing it up

AN OFFENSIVE SPARKPLUG out of Las Vegas who had already rushed for over 5,000 yards heading into his senior season, running back Eric Jordan is kicking off his final prep campaign with a bang, logging six touchdowns his first two games. He holds eight offers, including one from Oregon State, and fielded a few calls of late.

Fresno State and UNLV each called September 1 to let the 5-8.5, 160-pounder know of their continued interest, said Jordan. In addition to those two, Oregon State, San Diego State, Colorado State, Utah and New Mexico have offered.

Reno-Nevada, Arizona and ASU are also on the radar, with Jordan saying he still does not have any favorites.

"They're all the same right now," said Jordan.

A top five could emerge in the next few weeks, with Jordan saying he plans on setting up some official visits around then, although his primary focus is on his season at Shadow Ridge High. Jordan transferred from Las Vegas High to join the Mustangs earlier this summer.

"I'm just looking forward to playing this year," said Jordan.

Opponents might not hold the same level of enthusiasm.

In Shadow Ridge's 72-16 opening game victory, Jordan crossed the goal line seven times, although two were called back due to penalties, including a 98 yard kickoff return. Before he was pulled early in the third quarter, he had 210 yards rushing on 16 carries.

In a 30-9 win in Week Two, Jordan rushed for 153 yards with one touchdown. On the year, he's averaging 10.65 yards a carry.

COMING INTO THE season, Jordan had logged 5,009 rushing yards, third in state history. Over his career, Jordan's never run for less than 100 yards. He has a good chance to finish his prep career holding the state records for career rushing yards, total net yards and rushing touchdowns.

Jordan's been voted first team all state twice and the MVP of his conference and district twice. Last season, he was named the state's Offensive Player of the Year.

Along with game breaking speed (4.43 in the 40), he's also got power you might not expect from a player who weighs 160 pounds. Jordan power cleans 275 pounds, squats 385 and bench presses 295 on the bar. His vertical leap has been measured at 40 inches.

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