Jorian Jordan-Brown visits Wake Forest

Jorian Jordan-Brown was one of several class of 2013 prospects visiting Winston-Salem on Junior Day this past weekend. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver from Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte has one FCS offer, but is receiving a lot of attention from Division 1 programs across the country.


"It was a good visit," Jorian Jordan-Brown said of Wake Forest. "I got a chance to meet the coaches and socialize. I spent quite a bit of time talking to Coach Galloway. He was telling me about the new season and some of the things they were doing to prepare for it. I liked it up there at Wake Forest. I learned a lot more about it, and it's most definitely one of my top schools now."

Jordan plans to go to several one day camps during the summer to show the coaches expressing interest more of what he can do on the field.

"I'm going to go to Duke, [North] Carolina, Maryland, Notre Dame, Indiana, and definitely come back to Wake Forest," Jordan said of a possibly summer itinerary. "I'm also hearing from East Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon and N.C. State. My offer is from Towson. I'm going to up there for a spring camp."

Although many North Carolina players dream of offers from top ACC, SEC, and Big East programs, Jordan says he would become more than content with a few from the Ivy League.

"I've heard from Princeton, Harvard, and Penn," Jordan said. "I'd actually go to one of those schools before all of the other ones if they offered. I'd love to play college football, but I'm not sure I'd want to continue playing after that. I think I'll be ready for something else and going to an Ivy league college would do a lot for my future."

Mallard Creek featured one of the best receiving corps in the country in 2011 with highly-touted junior Marquez North, Jamel Harbison, who signed with Minnesota, Corey Miller, and Jordan.

"We did a good job of getting everybody involved in the offense," said Jordan. "I had more than 800 yards receiving and six touchdowns. I felt like I did a better job of reading defenses and learning how to get open no matter what the coverage was. My best strength is my route running. I run some of the best routes you've ever seen in your life."

Jordan made the trip to Winston-Salem with teammates, Brian Walker, Anthony Covington, and Tevin Lawshe. He said things got a little "rowdy" when they ran into some of the players from Vance, their big area rival. The Mallard Creek Mavericks went undefeated in the regular season, but were ousted by Page in the 4AA semifinals.

"My goal next season is to become an outstanding leader," Jordan said. "We've had some really good teams, but they've gone bust in the end. Next year's team is built to go all the way, and I want to make a major impact on our team's success."

The good news is with Marquez North likely to see plenty of double-coverage next season, Jordan will likely get a lot of balls thrown his way. The bad news is the Mavericks have to break in a new starting quarterback, sophomore Emiere Scaife, with the graduation of Andrew Goodman. Jordan wears No. 15 for Mallard Creek.

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