Already thin along the defensive front, Texas A&M will graduate three defensive linemen after next season, so the Aggies are looking for some immediate help from the JUCO ranks. That help could come in the form of 6-foot-6, 300-pound linemen Michael Jordan from Eastern Arizona JC, who visited the campus this past weekend.
Originally from Michigan, this was Jordan's first trip to the Lone Star state.
"It was quite a weekend," Jordan said. "It was my first time ever in Texas, but by the time I left it felt like home. The players embraced me. The people were very nice and friendly."
Jordan's praise didn't stop there.
"The stadium was much bigger than I imagined. The facilities were incredible," Jordan said. "The traditions were incredible. I know that if I decide to go there, being a part of Texas A&M would be very special. They made that clear. They made me feel like I was wanted."
With that said, Jordan was not quite ready to make a final decision. He grew up in the shadows of Michigan State, and has always dreamed of playing in front of his family there, and he committed to playing for Coach John L. Smith last fall who was later fired.
"Michigan State would give me a special opportunity to play in front of my family and friends," Jordan said. "That weighs into my decision. I'll need to talk with my mom and my coach about it."
But the Aggies have made a strong impression on the Michigan native, and they are weighing on his mind.
"Texas A&M definitely sits at #1 right now," Jordan said. "I'll need to regroup with my mom and coach and see what they think and analyze the situation. Thinks are hectic with finals and the signing period. I know I have to do something soon."
The versatile lineman indicated that the A&M staff wants him to play several positions along the defensive line.
"They think with my athleticism, I can beat guards off the ball," Jordan said. "They like me at the three technique on the strong side, and they think I can play in the middle. They like my versatility."
Jordan said that Texas A&M defensive line coach Stan Eggen will stop by his school on Thursday to check on the big man. While Jordan did not say he has a timeline for a decision, it's not out of the question that he may make a choice shortly after visiting with the A&M coach.
Jordan Discusses Texas A&M Visit
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