OL Jordan Visits RU Again, Likely Back Soon

Four-star offensive lineman Tommy Jordan from Ridgefield (Conn.) High was on the Rutgers campus eight days ago, and said he could be coming back again before the month ends. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Jordan discusses what is going on with his recruitment, why a few new offers could change his commitment time frame, and what his feelings are about Rutgers, the closest school to his home to offer.

Ridgefield (Conn.) High four-star offensive lineman Tommy Jordan's recruitment isn't getting more complicated, but the time frame could be slowing down as more schools become involved in the process.

Although offers from Wisconsin, California and Syracuse means the 6-foot-5, 295-pound Jordan has a few more schools to research, his feelings for Rutgers have not changed.

"Rutgers is pretty high on my list right now,'' Jordan said. "They're pretty close distance-wise, and it's a really good school and their football program has been on the rise the last couple of years, and I don't think it's going to stop any time soon.''

In fact, of the schools to offer Jordan, including Boston College, Rutgers is the closest (89 miles) from his home in western Connecticut.

So much so that last weekend he jumped at the chance join two dozen elite class of 2011 recruits at an informal barbecue event Rutgers held on campus. It was his second trip to Rutgers in two months, and likely won't be his last.

"It was awesome,'' Jordan said. "The facilities there were really nice. I know I've been there before and seen them, but just going back again was really cool. There were a lot of recruits there. It really is a cool place, just in general.''

Jordan will head to Florida this weekend, but should be back on the Rutgers campus in late June to take part in a camp.

"If I'm going to be home, I'll go down to the camp,'' Jordan said.

Jordan also holds an offer from Duke, but does not have a leader.

And the addition of Wisconsin and California may cause Jordan to alter his commitment timetable.

"I originally wanted to commit before the season, but then you can't really take official visits,'' he said. "So the only way I'd be able to get to the schools is to travel on my own. That's still an option. I'm still talking with my parents and I might get out to a Wisconsin and Cal in the summer. That would help move the process along.''


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