Jordan Mabin on the cusp of final decision

University of Pittsburgh is in the process of augmenting its talent base. One of the top prospects in the state of Ohio happens to be Jordan Mabin (5-foot-10 inches, 185 pounds) from Nordonia High School in Macedonia, OH. Mabin is very close to making a final decision. He recently spoke with the

"I start my season on August 25th. My goal is to have a final decision before that date. I should be committing to a school soon," stated Jordan Mabin. "Right now we're in the midst of two-a-days and it can get tiring. I want to complete the recruiting process soon." ranks Mabin a "four-star" prospect and the 16th best cornerback in the class of 2007. He rushed for over 4,000 yards in his career. Despite Jordan's impressive numbers, most believe he will develop into a top flight cornerback prospect.

"My final decision will come down to Pitt, Northwestern, Indiana and Bowling Green," he said.

Mabin was asked to comment on his final school. He provided the a final breakdown.

Pitt Panthers - "I like Pitt quite a bit. I have visited there more than any other school. They have been recruiting me for a long time. I'm very comfortable and familiar with their coaching staff and my cousin Dorin Dickerson plays there."

Indiana Housiers - "I have been there once. Their campus is beautiful and they have a great coaching staff. They're a lot of great things going on with their rebuilding process."

Northwestern Wildcats - "Northwestern has a solid program in the Big Ten. I'm going to try to run out there for a one day visit."

Jordan has received scholarship offers from Pitt, Northwestern, Indiana, Cincinnati, Akron and Kent State. He rushed for 1,495 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior in 2005. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,775 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. He also topped the 1,000-yard plateau as a freshman in 2003. Jordan is capable of running a 4.5 forty-yard dash.

"I would love to play both ways in college," he said. "Most schools like me at cornerback, but I can contribute on offense as well. I haven't really labeled myself. I consider myself an athlete more than anything."

"I plan on making my final decision within the next week for so prior to the season opener."

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