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Relationship beyond recruiting key for 3-star Texas APB target Ty Jordan

The Longhorns are among the programs impressing the explosive ball carrier the most.

West Mesquite APB Ty Jordan.
SB Nation: Joe Hamilton

Throughout the past year, West Mesquite star Ty Jordan’s on-field efforts have earned him the opportunity to take his talents to any Power 5 conference in the country. From Texas to USC to Wisconsin to Arkansas to Illinois, just to name a few, the three-star all-purpose back owns nearly two dozen offers, and for good reason.

As a junior, the second-best all-purpose back in the state, per the 247Sports Composite, amassed 1,240 yards and 15 touchdowns on 160 attempts, and added another 169 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver.

“For me, I felt like I had a pretty good season,” Jordan told Burnt Orange Nation. “I could’ve done better. Trying to get more receptions. Trying to get more yards. Just want to perfect my craft.”

Meanwhile, as Jordan aims to perfect his craft on the field, his recruitment is well underway off of it. Largely being recruited as a running back who can split out as a slot receiver, Jordan named Oklahoma, USC, and Texas as the teams standing out at this point.

To that end, Jordan recently visited the latter, as he was among the masses in Austin earlier this month for the Longhorns Junior Day.

“It was great. Hung with [running backs] coach [Stan] Drayton most of the time and he taught me some good things,” Jordan said of his visit, noting that Drayton is leading the Longhorns in his recruitment.

If his Crystal Ball projections come to pass, as the Longhorns are considered the consensus team to beat, it won’t be long before Jordan is calling Drayton his coach. Should that ultimately prove to be the case, Jordan’s personal relationship with the Texas staff, even beyond recruiting, will largely be responsible for earning his pledge.


“The love. It feels like a family. They’re always hitting me, letting me know I’m in their prayers,” Jordan said of what about Texas stands out to him. “When they talk to me, it’s more than just recruitment, it’s ‘how are you doing’ or how’s school’ or ‘how are your people doing?’ It’s personal.”

A tremendous talent with the ball in his hands, what the 5’7, 181-pound Jordan lacks in ideal size, he accounts for with elite explosiveness, speed, and playmaking ability.

Ranked as the nation’s No. 399 player and No. 6 all-purpose back, per the 247Sports Composite, Jordan is aiming to announce his commitment during the fall.