July 30, 2008

Jordan finally getting the attention he deserves

They say that the best players make the biggest plays in the biggest games, and it's hard to imagine anyone playing a bigger game in Texas high school football than when any team faces mighty Southlake Carroll. In the 2005 high school playoffs Justin Jordan, then of Plano, and his teammates nearly did the unthinkable by coming just short against Todd Dodge and the Dragons.

Jordan played a huge role in the Wildcats falling just short of Carroll in one of Southlake's most dominant seasons. Now a few years later Carroll is still a scary proposition but Jordan is onto the powerful junior college ranks of Blinn C.C. in Brenham, Texas.

The big-time playmaker's grades left him a bit short of the major college route that he felt his talent warranted. Now, a position change to wide receiver after lining up in the backfield in high school has left Jordan with numerous offers and all the attention he felt he should have had in high school.

"I think the whole recruiting thing at my high school was played different before my class got there. We all came in as freshman and sophomores, the coaches weren't, I guess you'd say they didn't handle it great. They didn't check on my grades and once they did it was a little too late," Jordan said.

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