The 'other' guy

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Being the second banana on his high school team just might earn Jorian Jordan-Brown an orange jersey.

Though overshadowed by four-star wideout Marquez North, Jordan-Brown has performed so well as the "other" receiver for Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, N.C., that he has several major colleges looking at him ... including Tennessee. Both players participated in Day 2 of the Vols' high school camp on Tuesday.

"I feel like I did very well ... exceptionally well," Jordan-Brown said. "I was frustrated with one dropped pass but that didn't really affect me throughout the one-on-ones and performing under the lights. I feel like I did very well."

He spent much of Tuesday working with Tennessee receivers coach Darin Hinshaw.

"I got to line up against the defense, show coach my route-running and my speed," Jordan-Brown said. "He took me to the side and got to see a lot of what I could do. I had a good time."

Jordan-Brown says he has five scholarship offers thus far — Georgia State, Appalachian State, Ball State, Towson and Youngstown.

"I'm looking for a real big offer," he said. "That's why I came here. I'm just following the recruiting process ... just having fun."

In addition to Tennessee, Jordan-Brown says he is getting interest from Wake Forest, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland.

"Notre Dame was recruiting me hard," he added, "but I haven't heard much from them lately."

Jordan-Brown indicated that Vol coaches were very attentive to him during Tuesday's workout. He believes he impressed them.

"My stock went up," he said. "I showed 'em what I could do. He (Hinshaw) said I did real well. He took film on me, so I'm looking to hear about the feedback from the film."

Jordan-Brown says he's looking for a school where he'll get good coaching, adding: "The offense they run is a big deal, and academics is the most important thing."

At 6-feet and 159 pounds, he isn't nearly as physically imposing as fellow wideout North, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder. He isn't as explosive, either.

"I'm not as fast as Marquez is but I bring a lot of route-running to the table," Jordan-Brown said. "If I don't get the ball I'll most likely get him open. Route-running is something I take pride in."

Describing the Vol campus as "beautiful," he added: "I got to go on a tour and look at everything. They worked me out very harsh and truthful, so I got to feel that. It was a great camp."

At the Charlotte Nike Football Training Camp, Jordan-Brown clocked a 4.61 laser-timed 40-yard dash with a vertical jump of 29.8 inches.


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