Stanford's new recruiter: Dontonio Jordan

After they commit to a particular school, many recruits take a step back from the recruiting process. The stress and time of dealing with other coaches and media isn't insignificant, after all.

Since he committed, however, Texas wide receiver Dontonio Jordan has done anything but take a breather. Instead of enjoying his spare time, Jordan has made it a priority to maintain contact with fellow Stanford commits and coaches.

"I call all the coaches all the time," Jordan said. "I'm just recruiting a whole bunch of people, recruiting has really been rolling since I committed, and I talk to them on a consistent basis, on Facebook, or I just call, either one."

Although talking to coaches and recruiting other players isn't that uncommon for a committed player, Jordan has taken it to a different level. A while back, he started a Facebook group for 2012 Stanford football commits to begin the team-bonding process nearly a year before they arrive on campus.

"Everybody that came through as a Stanford commit, I added them and then I just got bored at home one time and made a group called ‘Stanford bros' and put everyone in it that committed," Jordan said.

In addition to organizing communication among Stanford's current commits, Jordan has reached out to several uncommitted targets.

"Bryce Treggs [who committed to Cal after the interview was conducted], Andrus Peat, Jameis Winston, he's announcing this month, I don't know who he's going to, but I've been talking to him, Eddie Goldman, I've been trying to talk to a lot of people," Jordan said.

Of course, Jordan has kept one eye on his own future at Stanford, and the Cardinal's well-stocked 2012 wide receiver class.

"This is Coach Shaw's first year," Jordan said. "He was a receiver when he played and a receiver coach, so he's looking for speed, and that's what he got in our class. He said the offensive scheme when we get there could change and all of us have a real good chance of starting our freshman year. We're all pretty hyped about that and we all think we can make an impact pretty early."

Jordan is familiar with several of Stanford's newest receivers – Ty Montgomery (2011 recruit), and Conner Crane, a former youth basketball teammate.

"All these guys I've played against or played with before," Jordan said. "I played basketball with Conner Crane when I was in seventh and eighth grade. Ty Montgomery, my little Pee Wee team, I played against him when we were little, so I got connections with most of these guys."

Although there is plenty of time for things to change in the 2012 recruiting cycle, Stanford's coaches have a tentative plan for the four current receiver commits.

"Coach Shaw has broken it down for us many times, he's so excited about our group," Jordan said. "[Coach Shaw] said when we get up there, Crane, he can get behind people very easily, so they're going to use him to get behind people. Me and Deante' Gray, they're going to put us in little five-yard routes and let us run, just let us go.

"And Kodi, he's just an all-around good receiver, he can get over the top, he runs really good routes also. He'll be a possession type receiver also.

However, Jordan's slated to play running back for his high school squad next season. He plans to combat the potential of getting rusty at receiver with some good old-fashioned hard work.

"My quarterback and me, we go out every other day, throw passes," Jordan said. "I'll be doing that during the season so I can keep my receiver skills up also. It really won't be much of a transition from running back because it requires a lot of cuts, that stuff too, but I'm still going to be working on my receiver skills."

Since he committed to Stanford in May, Jordan received offers from Houston and Maryland. However, he (predictably) claims he's still solid to the Card.

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