The Syracuse Orange added yet another recruit for the class of 2018 on Wednesday night. Three-star running back Jawhar Jordan Jr. announced his commitment via Twitter.
Jordan, from Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz. is rated among the top-100 running backs in the class of 2018 (says the 247Sports composite) and is a track star much in the mold of the types of slot receivers Dino Babers likes to recruit. He’s 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds. One might assume his 40-yard dash time (without digging around for it at the moment) is pretty spectacular.
Syracuse is actually Jordan’s most recent offer, back on May 11. He also owns offers from Arizona, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa State, Rutgers, Fresno State, Hawaii and several more at the FBS level.
Jordan becomes the eighth member of the 2018 Orange recruiting class, and the second running back. Akeem Dixon, from Florida, committed exactly a week ago. SU also took two running backs in the class of 2017 -- Markenzy Pierre and Allen Stritzinger.
While there are no Arizona players currently on the roster, Babers still has ties out there from his time coaching with both the Wildcats (1995-2000) and Arizona State (1985), and FCS’s Northern Arizona (1990) as well.
Welcome aboard, Jawhar! And for those who’d like to check out some tape on him, you can find that below.