Jordan signed his highest rated prospect to date in four-star guard Corey Sanders, who is the highlight of the early signing period in Piscataway.
The 6-foot-2 Sanders is Scout’s 15th ranked point guard in the class of 2015. Sanders was the lone commitment at the time of his decision, and highest rated signed Rutgers prospect since Mike Rosario in 2008.
Sanders recently transferred to Orlando (Fla.) West Oaks Academy, and must finish his high school educational responsibilities before a targeted June enrollment.
“We’ve got a point guard, which is very hard to find,” Jordan said. “He’s an exciting player. He’s a heck of a defender. He’s an awesome kid. He’s always smiling. He’s always joking. He doesn’t have a down day. Everything about Corey Sanders is awesome.”
Johnson and Goode committed in the same week after both officially visited at the start of November.
The 6-foot-6 small forward is a Scout three-star with verbal offers from St. John’s and Memphis.
“When he was an eighth, ninth grader, he was one of the top kids in his class,” Jordan said. “There was a little bit of a fall-off because of some personal issues with some of his family members and mentors. He didn’t really play a lot his last two years, but I think he’s going to surprise with his potential. I’m impressed with him.”
Goode, unrated, opted for a post-graduate year at Hargrave. The 6-foot-1 guard is a self-described sharpshooter.
“We have a terrific shooter in Justin,” Jordan said. “He’s just classic. He’s got terrific work ethic. He might be a little bit of a sleeper. I think both our guys from [Hargrave] are sleepers.”
Rutgers has one more spot to fill in its 2015 class heading into the second spring signing period.
“We’re looking for a great player – a big player,” Jordan said. “We need some size. Hopefully we can get somebody late.”
Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College’s Deshawn Freeman – a 6-foot-7 forward – could be the final piece with a planned Dec. official visit.