Versatile athlete hoping for SMU offer

A local DFW athlete is highly interested in SMU but is still waiting for an offer to come his way

Frisco Centennial (TX) athlete Lamar Jordan has had quite a busy summer, including training for the upcoming football season.

However, that comes as little surprise once he tells you the number of positions he is being recruited to play in college.

"The Bobcats (Texas State) want me to play defensive back, and Air Force and Navy want me to play quarterback," he explained.

In addition, SMU has recruited Jordan to play wide receiver for the Mustangs. And although SMU has yet to join the list of schools that have offered Jordan, he still maintains a high interest in the Mustangs and would be thrilled if SMU were to offer him

"Well if SMU offered me," he said. "I think they would be at the top because it's real close to home, and they are a good football program."

The two-star prospect currently holds offers from four teams- Texas State, Air Force, Navy and Rice- but is working at every part of his game to gain the attention of more schools and add to his offer list.

"This offseason I've been getting faster, stronger and quicker because I know this year I'm going to play quarterback but eventually, I'm going to have to make the change." he said. "So I've just been working trying to get better. Also, I've been doing receiver drills and defensive back drills off to the side."

Living in Frisco has allowed Jordan to acquaint himself with what SMU has to offer, including visiting parts of the campus and talking to some coaches.

"I've been down there a couple times and I've seen the campus" he said "But I've never actually like seen the whole campus, I've just seen like a couple parts."

Jordan also mentioned that he has been in contact with defensive coordinator Tom Mason, and has developed a good relationship with him. In particular, Jordan says he can definitely see himself playing receiver at SMU, and thinks that he would be a great fit in June Jones' Run n' Shoot offense.

"At SMU I'd love to play receiver there," he said. "Because I like their offense and I like how they throw the ball."

In terms of making his final decision, Jordan plans on making announcing sometime during the season so he can show college coaches how much he has improved from his junior year.

"I think I'm probably going to make my decision either at the beginning of the season or around the third or fourth game because I want to show that I progressed," he said.

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