Jordan Najvar: TE on the Rise

Tight end was one position that Texas didn't address in the class of 2008. The Longhorns will likely look to bring in at least one prospect for the position in '09, and Klein Oak's Jordan Najvar could be on the top of their wish list. Najvar has made plans to be in Austin this weekend to take in the Longhorns' second junior day.

"Oh yeah, it's going to be a blast," Jordan Najvar said when asked about his upcoming visit to UT. "I can't wait to get up there and see the facilities they have to offer and meet the coaches."

It appears that the Longhorn coaching staff first caught a glimpse of Najvar while recruiting Texas signee DeSean Hales. Oscar Giles has already made several trips to Klein since then to watch Najvar during basketball season.

"Oscar Giles, my recruiter, has come down here four or five times to watch me play basketball," Najvar said. " They have said that they really like me. Of course, DeSean Hales, from our school, is going there."

It appears that the Longhorns are very interested in Najvar, but does he feel like they will offer during his junior day visit?

"From what I've heard, they are really interested, but we will just see how it goes," Najvar said. "It's 50/50 right now."

Najvar has already attended a junior day at the University of Houston and is planning on traveling to Texas Tech the weekend after his visit in Austin. He has gotten junior day invites from almost 20 programs and ran down a list of his top schools.

"I've been invited to about 20 different junior days, but the ones that stand out are Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan and Virginia. Those schools really stand out, but then I like Texas A&M, Notre Dame and Florida also," Najvar said.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Najvar caught 16 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown in 2007. Najvar considers himself to be a pass-catching tight end, but he can also hold his own when blocking.

"Receiving and once I have the ball being able to do stuff afterwards," Najvar said when asked about his strengths as a tight end. "When it comes to blocking, I can do that just as well as anyone else."


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