The Latest On Washington ATH Jordan Carey

One of the top all-purpose performers in the Northwest last year was Olympia's (Wash.) Capital Jordan Carey. Carey, 5-11, 193 pounds and our #7 safety in the West had a strong performance at the Nike Camp in Eugene showing he's one of the elite players in the West region.

Carey tested as well as anyone at the Nike camp running a 4.47 in the 40, 3.92 in the shuttle and jumped 31 inches in the vertical. He worked out with the running backs but is being recruited more as a wide receiver and defensive back. "I like both sides of the ball,'"Carey said. "I think I have very good hands and speed and I'm a pretty versatile player overall."

Carey showed that versatility as a junior rushing 65 times for 839 yards (12.9 yard ave.), caught 22 passes for 360 yards (16.4 yard ave.) and had 22 total touchdowns. On defense, he totaled 56 tackles and eight interceptions, one he returned for a score. Carey also returned a fumble for a touchdown and added three more scores on kick and punt returns.

The athlete earned League Player of the Year and Area MVP honors for his efforts. On the recruiting front, Carey is hearing from Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Northwestern, Louisiana Tech, Washington State, UCLA and USC.

"Oregon State and Louisiana Tech have offered me," Carey said. "If I had to list a top five right now, it would be Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Arizona State and Louisiana Tech but that's in no order.

"I've already been to all of those schools except Louisiana Tech and I really like the facilites at each of them and the coaching staffs are great. They're all showing me a lot of attention right now and my plan is to commit early, probably in August or early September."

Academically, Carey is carrying a 3.56 GPA and he scored a 1010 on the SAT.

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