Syracuse Moves Up for Jordan After Visit

Syracuse hosted the top 2017 center prospect in the East Region over the weekend. He recaps his visit inside.

Class of 2017 Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga center Johnny Jordan is a three-star prospect with an impressive offer list. He already holds scholarship opportunities from Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina and Syracuse among others. 

Over this past weekend, he visited the Orange for the first time in order to get a better feel for the program and the coaches as well as attend the annual spring game. He left impressed. 

"My father and I went up there for the spring game," Jordan said. "We watched that and during warmups I met the majority of the offensive staff. We stayed for the spring game, and after that, they took me and my father to the football facility, for a meal, tour and meeting with the coaches. 

"It was really nice to see the facilities. I was impressed with what they had to offer from that aspect of everything. Also, the food was great so that was a plus."

During the spring game, Jordan was watching the offense to learn about the new system and see how he fits. He believes Syracuse has a system that will prove to be successful.

"I liked the way the offense looked," Jordan said. "I play in a no huddle system at my school so I was used to the fast pace. The offensive line looked good. I like how physical they played."

During his time speaking with the Syracuse coaches, Jordan was told that they are building something special on the Hill. The coaches made sure to reiterate how much of a priority Jordan is in the 2017 class, and he took notice of that. He said the offensive staff, and head coach Dino Babers himself, showed him a lot of love during the visit. 

After seeing what Syracuse has to offer, as well as hanging out with the coaches, Jordan thinks very highly of the Orange. 

"It definitely moved them up on my list," he said. "I was really impressed with what they had to offer."

Check out some highlights of Jordan in the video at the top of the page. A picture of him on the visit is below. 

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