Name: Jawhar Jordan
Position: Running Back
Hometown: Farmingdale, N.Y. / Chandler, Ariz.
High School: Hamilton
2018 stats: Considered one of the best prospects out of Arizona last season, Jordan was a running back and kick returner. Jordan tallied 3,501 yards over his high school career and was impressive as both a kick and punt returner.
2019 projections: I would be surprised if Jordan ends up getting some carries this year, and likely he will be a redshirt candidate. If the Orange need him on special teams, that could also change the January enrollee’s 2019 status. The future looks bright, though.
How’d he get here?: Jawhar was offered by Arizona, Iowa State, Missouri, and Hawaii, among others.
Money quote: Jordan had a bit of an NCAA setback in getting to campus, but he was able to enroll in January. Regarding it all, he noted the following to Stephen Bailey at Syracuse.com —
“This process have been a bit stressful,” Jordan said. “(I) honestly thought I’d make it through back in February. Odds were against me. It’s OK though. I knew that I would do whatever I had to do to get to the greatest school in the world.”
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars from 247, ESPN and Rivals.
Twitterfeed: Aptly, @CutsOnDime
Tweets of wonder: Tweeting 40 times. Maybe Jawhar is the new fast?
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Gotta go with Black Panther, starring Michael B. Jordan. Even though his (Jordan) namesake plays Eric Killmonger, the villain (spoiler alert). Maybe Jawhar can play the bad guy against some upcoming opponents for the Orange.
Interesting nugget o’interest: A few years before Jordan, Hamilton High School in Chandler was the home to Terrell Suggs, another really, really good football prospect.
Let’s get a good look at ya: Senior year highlights, because that’s the freshman way.