The PantherDigest.com contacted Bernstine to talk about his upcoming visit. "I have been to Iowa (12/8), Nebraska (10/2), Texas A&M (9/23) and UCLA (12/02)," stated Jordan. "My visit to Pittsburgh will be my final official visit. I'm looking forward to it."
When asked if the Panther has a legitimate change to land his services, he stated, "Absolutely the Panthers have a chance. If they didn't have a good chance, I wouldn't be visiting. (Panthers Defensive Coordinator) Paul Rhodes has been recruiting me. I can't wait to learn more about Pittsburgh program and seeing Coach Rhodes."
Scout.com ranks Bernstine the 31st best safety in the nation and a "four-star" recruit. He registered 91 tackles (56 solo) and 5 interceptions this season. Jordan carries a strong 3.6 GPA and scored 18 on his ACT.
"I'm excited to meet Coach (Dave) Wannstedt and see what the Pitt football program has to offer. I want to meet the coaches and players see how comfortable I feel. I want to get a feel for the school as well. Once I'm done on Sunday, I can compare the trip to the others I have taken."
Bernstine is the nephew of former NFL tight end/running back Rod Bernstine. He was the only junior named first team Elite All-State by The Des Moines Register. As a junior, in 10 games, Jordan recorded 75 tackles (52 solo), four tackles for a loss, four interceptions, three passes broken up, three caused fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. He also returned 15 kickoffs for a 46.5 yard average and two touchdowns (long of 85 yards. He returned nine punts for a 22.9 yard average. Bernstine benches 285 pounds, squats 450 and has a vertical jump of nearly 42-inches.
"I'm physical and I like to hit. I'm versatile and I can play both safety positions. If you need me to cover a wide receiver, I can do that as well."
"I'm looking forward to this weekend. I hope to meet a lot of the coaching staff, the players and get to know the school much better."
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