QB Prospect Jordan Steffy

He's been making a tour of east coast schools, but Pennsylvania quarterback prospect <b>Jordan Steffy</b> has a school that sticks out on his list of favorites: UCLA...

At the time of our conversation, quarterback prospect Jordan Steffy, 6-2, 210, Lancaster (Penn.) Conestoga, was still in the midst of a tour of several east coast schools, visiting Virginia and Virginia Tech, and also intending to head down to Clemson. While the Pennsylvania native mostly has interest in schools from the east, and has gotten most of his interest from there, he is still looking at a school out West.

"I do like UCLA," Steffy said. "Coach Bernardi came out here and looked at me. I really like the program at UCLA. It suits a drop-back passer like myself well. Coach Axman has also talked with me, and I really like Coach Dorrell. He is a guy I could play for. UCLA is an up-and-coming program."

He holds a slew of offers, with Virginia Tech, Clemson and Maryland standing atop his list, while UCLA , Syracuse and Michigan State also were among his favorites.

A strong showing at the Penn State Nike Camp helped elevate his stock, where he performed well alongside highly-heralded quarterbacks Chad Henne and Anthony Morelli. "I think that really helped me," Steffy said. "I was able to compete with them, and I already knew them, so we just made each other better that day."

With the list of offers growing, Steffy is in no hurry to make a decision. "As of now, no one has completely jumped out at me. I don't know if I will hold out until the end until Signing Day, but I know I am not ready to make my decision."

Steffy will be playing basketball at the Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas next month and could visit UCLA when that is done. "I know I plan to take one of my official visits to UCLA, but I am going to try and see the campus when I am in Las Vegas, if I can."

On the football side of it, when he is done with his East Coast tour, Steffy plans to throw at the Purdue Elite Camp, and then in 7-on-7 leagues, before concentrating on his senior year.

He has a 2.4 GPA and scored a 940 on his SAT.


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