Stan Drayton is likely now done recruiting the running back position this cycle, as the Texas Longhorns have landed a pledge from dynamic West Mesquite all-purpose back Ty Jordan, who announced his commitment to the Horns on Sunday.
Jordan owns 25 total offers, but USC and Tennessee, which each hosted him for official visits during the summer, were among Texas’ most notable competition for his commitment.
A three-star talent, Jordan has had a Texas offer in hand since camping with the Longhorns last summer. After officially becoming a Texas target, he’s returned to the Forty Acres multiple times, with visits coming throughout the spring, summer, and most recently for Texas’ 45-38 loss to LSU.
As evident by his label as an all-purpose back, the 5’7, 183-pound Jordan is a bit of a do-it-all back. He put that on display in West Mesquite’s season opener, turning 11 carries into 46 yards and two touchdowns and adding another 87 yards and one score on six receptions, accounting for each of West Mesquite’s scores, though it came in a losing effort to Hutto. More recently, in another losing effort to Lancaster, Jordan contributed just three yards on three carries, but again displaying his versatility, caught another six passes for 62 yards and one score and returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown.
Once his senior season ultimately wraps up and Jordan arrives in Austin, the Longhorns will likely utilize him similarly as another option in a running back room that’s abundant with young talent, as well as split out as a slot receiver where Texas can take implement Jordan’s speed and shiftiness in space on screens and jet sweeps.
Jordan is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 426 player overall and as the No. 11 all-purpose back, per the 247Sports Composite.
Jordan becomes the 19th pledge in a 2020 class that ranks No. 5 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12.
- Bijan Robinson — 5-star RB — Tucson (Az.) Salpointe Catholic
- Ja’Quinden Jackson — 4-star QB — Duncanville
- Hudson Card — 4-star QB — Austin Lake Travis
- Quentin Johnston — 4-star WR — Temple
- Vernon Broughton — 4-star DT — Houston Cy Ridge
- Prince Dorbah — 4-star WDE — Dallas Highland Park
- Jaylen Garth — 4-star OT — Port Neches-Groves
- Xavion Alford — 4-star S — Pearland Shadow Creek
- Ethan Pouncey — 4-star CB — Winter Park (Fla.)
- Jake Majors — 4-star C — Prosper
- Kitan Crawford — 4-star CB — Tyler John Tyler
- Jerrin Thompson — 4-star S — Lukfin
- Princely Umanmielen — 4-star SDE — Manor
- Logan Parr — 4-star OG — Helotes O’Connor
- Joshua Eaton — 4-star CB — Houston Aldine MacArthur
- Van Fillinger — 3-star SDE — Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon
- Ty Jordan — 3-star APB — West Mesquite
- Andrej Karic — 3-star OT — Southlake Carroll
- Jaden Hullaby — 3-star ATH — Dallas Bishop Dunne
This story will be updated.