The Syracuse Orange football program’s class of 2017 is finally signing on the dotted line. National Signing Day will welcome plenty of new players to the SU family, and we’re providing profiles for each and every commitment at TNIAAM. Long Island wideout Cameron Jordan signs on to be part of the upcoming youth movement at receiver for Syracuse.
Hometown: Huntington Station, N.Y.
High School: Half Hollow Hills West High School
Position: Wide Receiver
Stats: 6'4", 187 pounds
Commitment Date: June 26, 2016
Ratings: Everyone but Rivals said three stars. Rivals said two instead. Now we’re rivals, Rivals.
Other Offers: Cameron received offers from some of the P5 names you’re familiar with like Boston College and Wake Forest, along with some other local G5s like Temple and UConn. If those don’t sound super-impressive, consider the fact that Long Island doesn’t get a ton of FBS offers to begin with. Odds were stacked against Cameron, but he did pretty well for himself.
Dino’s projected nickname: “The Huntington Station Highlight Reel”
Player Breakdown: Jordan’s a tall target who should be able to manhandle quite a few defensive backs if he can put on a little more muscle at SU. While he may not be jumping in to immediately fill the void left by Amba Etta-Tawo, you can see right away that there’s a comparison to be made. Jordan has the hands to fill that role today, but is still likely to redshirt to get a year of this offense under his belt.
The 2018 season presents a hard reset for the receiver position (Steve Ishmael and Ervin Philips graduate), so the timing’s good for Jordan and some of the inbound wideouts to learn for a season without losing eligibility. Babers has a mold for these new wide receivers, bringing in fast and tall players to complement slot types already on the roster (Sean Riley, Dontae Strickland, Tyrone Perkins, etc.). Come next calendar year, they’ll all be called upon to contribute.