Arizona has recently started to show the talent that is in the state. The success of Jermaine Williams, Everson Griffen and Kris O'Dowd has shown college recruiters that Arizona is quickly becoming a hotbed for talent.
This year in no exception as Gerell Robinson was named to Scout.com's preseason top 100 and RB Covaughn Deboskie is one of the hottest prospects in the country. WR Dion Jordan from Chandler HS (Chandler, AZ) quietly has earned spot in the top 100. And although he may not be as well known in the media, Chandler HS has been a stop for many college coaches.
At 6'6 220 pounds and running sub 4.6 in the forty, Jordan has the ability to play a variety of positions at the next level. He plays mainly wideout for the Wolves and he shows great hands. He is willing to go across the middle and make tough grabs and is a receiver that catches with his hands rather then with his body. He can create serious matchup problems with his height at the next level.
Jordan's frame is such that he could easily hold another 30 pounds and make the move to tightend. He shows a rare trait among high school wide receivers and that is the ability and willingness to block. He uses his body to not only shield defenders but he will put a DB on their backside. Some may question is ability to block at the next level but I would not question his toughness. He mixes it up at defensive end as well and does on occasions put his hand on the ground and play some TE.
Again, he could create matchup problems with his speed at the next level if he ends up playing TE. He is one of Arizona's top performers in the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles. He has recorded times of 14.24 and 38.27 in those events respectively.
So what position will he play? Chandler head coach Jim Ewan told Scout.com in a previous interview, "The upside to Dion is that he could play three spots, TE, WR or DE. He takes pride in doing all three. I think that he will end up a big WR, who can move into TE when needed."
So how does a player that caught 54 balls for 804 yards and 13 TDs and was named 1st team all region, 5A and all state be a "realtively" unknown in the media? Dion does not have a highlight tape completed and nothing was available online until now. Scout.com was able to get two games of Dion in action.
Here is an online first of national top 100 player Dion Jordan. He is seen here playing WR, TE and DE versus Highland HS (Gilbert, AZ) and Brophy Prep (Phoenix, AZ). He is wearing #82. He caught 10 balls for 176 yards and 4 TDs in these two games. You can also that he blocks very well and gets after it at defensive end.
As of today, Jordan's top schools in no particular order are Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Michigan and Boise State. All have offered.