Cougs offer fleet in-state corner

THE MAY EVALUATION period allows schools to take a long look at a number of prospects and for some, a scholarship offer follows. One who has earned a Wazzu offer, his first, is Seattle cornerback Jayshawn Jordan out of O'Dea High.

Jayshawn Jordan got the call earlier this week from the Washington State coaching staff that he had been hoping for.

"Coach Tormey had called me and so I called him back," said Jordan. "When he answered he told me that I had a full ride offer."

Jordan had been in communication with the Cougars, but wasn't expecting them to offer this soon.

"We have talked a lot in the past," said Jordan. "He said that they liked me and I was on their radar, but I didn't really expect an offer to come."

Like many players, Jordan felt some relief after receiving his first offer, but that quickly turned into motivation.

"Man, it just motivates me to keep work harder," said Jordan. "I can't wait for the season to get here."

The 5-10, 170 pound corner is familiar with the Cougar program, but hasn't been over to see the campus, something he plans on doing this summer.

"I haven't been over to Pullman," said Jordan. "I have talked to Tormey a lot and want to get over there."

Jordan doesn't want to list a favorite at this point but does have an attraction to both in state schools and staying close to home.

"I really don't have a favorite, I guess I like both in-state teams," said Jordan. "Washington State is close to home, but it is also not too close, I like that."

Jordan plans on taking his time and exploring all of his options before he makes a decision.

"I will probably wait," said Jordan. "I don't want to commit anytime soon, I don't want to rush."

Jordan isn't sure which camps he will attend this summer, other than assuming he will be at the Washington State camp. Until then, he is focused on his track season and the upcoming state meet.

"Right now I am just running track," said Jordan. "I run the 100m and 200m, I am top eight in the state right now in the 100m."

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