The reason, if not clear back then, is now.
"I need to learn my best move,” Jordan said after the camp, “but my main thing is to, like, get off and use my hands.
"They said they like my use of my hands and use of hips. I came to camp to get some work in, so we'll see what happens.”
Penn State liked what it saw that day, but it needed to see more. The Baltimore Gilman School four-star tackle has been solid over the first eight games of his junior season. So much so, that after seeing his mid-season film, the Nittany Lions offered Jordan Wednesday night, just over four months after he left camp.
“It was a surprise actually,” Jordan said. “I never knew when it was coming. They offered me, and I was talking to [head] Coach [James] Franklin, [defensive coordinator Bob] Shoop and [defensive line] Coach [Sean] Spencer.
“They were saying that they wanted to examine me further by looking at my highlight tape,” he continued, “and making sure it was the right time to offer.”
“I really like that I got an offer from Penn State, and I really want to learn more about them during the process.”
“I really like that I got an offer from Penn State, and I really want to learn more about them during the process,” Jordan said.
“Coach Spencer and Coach Shoop bring high energy to their defense. Especially Coach Spencer. He’s a funny dude.”
The tackle currently has no visits planned. As for that offer from the Scarlet Knights, the 6-foot-2, 260-pounder said he is just beginning to learn more about one of the newest Big Ten programs.
“I talked to coach [Jim] Panagos and they are a school I want to learn more about,” Jordan said. “They have been asking about me a lot and sending me a lot of stuff.”