Dontonio Jordan announcement details

Lake Dallas High (Lake Dallas, Texas), star Dontonio Jordan will make his college commitment this Friday from a top-five of Stanford, Michigan State, Duke, Kansas, and Buffalo. The Bootleg caught up with Jordan Monday night to get the details of his announcement.

Dontonio Jordan said he's planning to organize a small gathering of family and friends Friday afternoon, at which point he'll call a lucky college coach to make his commitment.

"I'm not going too big, just at home with family, my sister, my mom and dad and my girlfriend," Jordan said. "I'm going to call the coach."

"[It'll be] about 2:30 or 3:00 on Friday."

While Jordan has yet to inform any school of his decision, he has a sense of which school he'll ultimately choose.

"I have a pretty good idea, but I'm still kind of going back and forth every now and then," Jordan said.

Jordan, who recently visited Stanford for the Cardinal's Junior Day, explained why the school he'll ultimately choose vaulted to the top of his list

"[The reasons are] early playing time, how many times I'll be able to come home, which [was really a] surprise," Jordan said. "The school I'm really thinking about I'll be able to come home so much. The other one would be the coaches, what kind of vibe my family and I get from them, and we've got a really good vibe from a lot of them, but there's one that sticks out in particular."

Although he's a strong prospect at both wide receiver and running back, Stanford's recruiting Jordan as a pass catcher. The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder says that's fine with him.

"That's perfect for me especially for Stanford, being a pro style offense they do both, they run and pass," Jordan said. "I feel like they're always going to have an Andrew Luck-type quarterback there, they're always going to try to get that in there, and that would be great."

When he visited The Farm a few weekends back, Jordan got a chance to sit down with the coaches and discuss the school's application process.

"The application process is ridiculous," Jordan said. "You can't just get in to Stanford. You have to go through a long, gruesome, five essays, really six essays, letters of recommendation, all those type of things, but they say they recruit guys that it would be easy for them to do. The academic standards are really high."

Jordan reports a 3.8 GPA and is awaiting the results of his SAT retake. He's hoping to major in a communications field.

Stay tuned to The Bootleg for coverage of Jordan's announcement, and all things Stanford football recruiting.


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