Syracuse has landed one of the best running backs in the 2018 class in Chandler (Ariz) Hamilton's Jawhar Jordan. Jordan is a Long Island native who moved to Arizona. He is choosing to come back to New York to play college football.
"There's no place like home," Jordan told Scout.
Jordan picked the Orange over offers from Arizona, Fresno State, Hawaii, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Rutgers, among others. He is Syracuse's second running back commitment in 2018, joining Akeem Dixon. Jordan rushed for 1,269 yards on 7.3 yards per carry with 17 rushing touchdowns as a junior for Hamilton High, according to Max Preps.
Dave Boller, the new Director of Player Personnel at Syracuse, developed a strong relationship with Jordan, which proved pivotal in his decision.
"He's a great guy," Jordan said. "We built up our relationship through social media and on the phone. It just felt like I've been talking to him for years, but really it's been a month."
A 5-foot-10, 160 pound back, Jordan has had a strong showing at camps this winter/spring. He was one of the standouts at The Opening Los Angeles and was a top 10 offensive performer at the Under Armour AA SoCal camp.
He was described by Scout as follows following the UA camp.
"Fast with good wiggle. Major headache for linebackers during 7on7."
At The Opening Los Angeles regional, Jordan ran a 4.48 40 and won the fastest man competition at the camp.
Jordan is the No. 33 running back overall in the 2018 class and No. 6 in the West Region. He is Syracuse's eighth commitment this cycle overall.