Jordan Chatman grew up in a basketball house. His father Jeff Chatman played basketball for BYU.
"Ever since I was a baby, my dad put a ball in my hands. I've been practicing ever since. Me and my dad would always go to the gym and train every day."
Jordan's skills have developed, and now the 6'4 is a popular recruit on the west coast.
"I went to an All-Star camp, the Double Pump camp, in LA. That was going into my sophomore year. After that camp I started getting calls."
"I'm a really good shooter. That's probably my strength. I can shoot the deep ball real good, and I can come into the midrange, hit some pull-ups and stepbacks, that kind of stuff. I'm really good at facilitating and getting my teammates involved."
"I have offers from Washington State, BYU, Utah, Utah State, Portland, and then I've heard from Stanford, Oregon State, and Boston College."
Chatman has a top 4 of Utah, BYU, Washington State, and Stanford. When asked if he had a favorite, the 6'4 PG did not name a favorite, but did mention Stanford and Boston College.
"Stanford said that if I get a 27 on my ACT that they would offer. I think that would be really cool. Boston College told me that there are 2 guys ahead of me, and if they don't commit in the fall, then they would offer. That would be cool to play in the ACC as well. I take the ACT on September 10th."
Chatman described his criteria as he evaluates his options.
"The style of play, if they match the way I play. The development, are the players going to those coaches over the years and getting better and better. The environment, the campus, and how I'll fit in."
The Runnin' Ute coaching staff began reaching out to Chatman shortly after the coaching change. Chatman's relationship with the new coaching staff has become strong.
"A couple weeks after the coaching change, Coach Krystkowiak coming in, and Coach Connor being an assistant, Coach Connor told me that he had seen some film, and they were interested. I took a visit down there in the middle of June, and then after that saw me play a little bit I think in July, and they offered a scholarship."
"I really like [the staff]. Coach Connor is the main guy that's recruiting me. He's a cool guy, and he knows his stuff. Krystkowiak, he's a real serious guy, but from what it sounds like, he really knows what he's doing. I'll ask him questions, and he'll really break the game down."
Chatman has taken visits to Utah State, BYU, Washington State, Stanford and Portland. While visiting Utah, Chatman sat down with the coaches, talked for about basketball, and took a tour of the campus.
"[Utah] is saying that they really like my game, that I have lots of potential and they could really develop me. They are saying that they think I'd fit well in the PAC-12, and I could be a good PG for them."
When asked how Utah stacks up against the other schools on his list, Chatman spoke fondly of the university.
"Utah's at the top. It's beautiful out there. They are in the Pac-12, which is real nice. I've talked to the coaches and I feel like I could definitely fit in the system and the way they're going to play this year."
Chatman plans to make a decision in September or October, likely after learning his ACT test scores.
After high school graduation, Chatman will depart immediately on a church mission. Chatman will likely not join his new university until the fall of 2014.
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