Versatile Arizona athlete

The recruiting class of 2008 is shaping up to be the deepest and most talented maybe ever to come out of the state of Arizona. With such studs as Covaughn Deboskie, Gerrell Robinson, Zach Schlink and Ray Polk the class for 2008 is deep and extremely talented.

One of the better prospects in the state is Chandler High School's Dion Jordan. Jordan has a multitude of offers including both in state schools. To say things are going well for the in state athlete would be an understatement but Dion is taking things in stride and waiting things out.

"Things are going real good right now," Jordan said. "I am just not too worried about it all right now. The process is long and I plan on just taking things as they come. I am not going to rush anything because I want to enjoy the whole process and just go through it with open eyes and have fun. Right now I am just chilling out and taking things in."

Since he plans on taking things slowly and plans to soak it all in he has not narrowed things down to even a top 8 yet. But when pressed to list 8 schools that he wanted on his Scout.com profile he did come up with a few schools.

"Oh man I don't really know, I mean I like a lot of schools," he said. "If I have to list some I would say that U of A and ASU are in there. Probably Colorado and Oregon State and Oregon and Boise State. I would probably put Utah in there right now and probably UCLA (no offer) too. Oh and Michigan just offered me so I have to put them in there that is a big time offer that I really appreciate so they would have to be in there. I think that is nine schools but I said I can't really narrow things down right now."

One great thing that recruiters see in Jordan is his flexibility on the field. He projects at a number of positions at the next level and he is being recruited to play various positions by his many suitors.

"I prefer to play straight receiver," he said. "I mean I will honestly play anywhere the coaches want me to play because I want to play football and will to what it takes to win and to get on the field. Some schools are recruiting me as a tight end and some say I could play defensive end if I fill out but most say they want me for receiver."

Jordan says that he has a high interest in majoring in Graphic Design in college as he might want to some day design album covers. He has not posted an ACT or SAT score yet but is slated to take the SAT this Saturday (May 5th).


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