Noah Jordan-Williams is one of the top players in New York in the 2017 class. He has had a busy summer attending camps in order to try to pick up more offers. It has worked as he added Buffalo to his Syracuse offer to give himself multiple opportunities.
More could be on the way, as he believes an offer from Boston College and Penn State are the horizon. Jordan-Williams attended camp at B.C. and received a lot of positive feedback. He has been invited to a camp at Penn State in July, and is being told an offer could come during that trip.
Jordan-Williams was also invited to a camp at Clemson, but was unable to attend. He does plan on trying to attend next summer, however.
The offer from Buffalo came he attended a local camp where several regional schools came to watch Jordan-Williams, along with other players, perform.
”About a week ago, I went to the college prep camp at CBA,” he said. “There were a lot of coaches there. That’s when Buffalo offered. Buffalo had seen me last year and they liked how I was running and catching the ball. They just said I was really young to pursue me.
”They saw me again this year and really wanted me to come to their camp. I went to their camp and was doing really good in the one-on-ones and in the drills and everything. After the camp, they said they wanted to offer me a full scholarship.”
The first school to offer Jordan-Williams was Syracuse. Being from CBA in Syracuse, there is natural interest there. He attended one of their camps with his team over the weekend and was able to spend time speaking with the coaching staff.
”SU says I’m looking really good,” Jordan-Williams said. “They want me to commit. I like SU a lot. The vibe up there is crazy, it’s nice. I like all the coaches. They’re great guys. I love everything about SU.”
Recently, his conversations have been with wide receivers coach Bobby Acosta. The two have started to develop a bond through social media and during the camps over the weekend. That relationship will be important as Jordan-Williams’ recruitment progresses.
”We were just talking this past weekend at the camp,” Jordan-Williams said. “I already feel like I’m part of the family. I love coach Acosta. We always have great conversations. He always tells me how his receiving corps is. Like Steve Ishmael, he always sends him Bible versus every morning.
”All of his receivers are always texting him and calling him and asking him how he’s doing. I like coach Acosta a lot. I can tell that if I went to SU, he would be a great father figure for me. I just like what he stands for and everything he’s about.”
Syracuse is very high on Jordan-Williams as well. They love his combination of size, speed, athleticism, strength and route running ability. Those skills make him one of their top targets in the 2017 class despite already having fellow receiver Daewood Davis in the fold.
Despite Syracuse being his top school at the moment, he is not ready to pull the trigger. Jordan-Williams wants to be patient with the process in order to weigh all of his potential options.
During the offseason, Jordan-Williams has worked on honing those skills that have made him an attractive option to so many schools. His workout regimen is extensive, but produces the appropriate results.
”Definitely my speed,” he said. “My speed is definitely up there and it’s getting a lot better than last year. I’m just always trying to get faster. I’ve already gotten more explosive, I’ve gotten stronger and I run my routes a lot better. My hands are better.
”I work out five days a week. Three out of those five days are speed training and endurance. I’m just always trying to get my speed better and right. I’ve always been fast, but I’m just always trying to get faster.”
Jordan-Williams’ CBA squad opens their 2015 season in the Carrier Dome on September 5th against Aquinas Institute out of Rochester. The game will feature Jordan-Williams and Jack Brotzki on the CBA side against Jake Zembiec, Jamir Jones and Taylor Riggins for Aquinas.
The big change for CBA this season is new head coach Casey Brown, who takes over for Joe Casamento. Brown was the offensive coordinator under coach Casamento, and Jordan-Williams says the team is already completely behind their new leader.
”He really kept everything the same about CBA,” Jordan-Williams said. “He’s an offensive guy so that’s what I like about him. He loves to pass the ball. He’s younger so we can all relate to him really well. I’m actually really excited he got the job and that it wasn't a new coach.
”I really love everything he does with the team. You can joke around with him but if he needs to get serious, he gets you serious. I love coach Brown.”