Chandler Hamilton running back Jawhar Jordan, one of the state’s best big-play threats, announced his commitment to the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday, first reported by Sports360AZ’s Jason Jewell.
Hearing one of the state's top players committed. Trying to confirm.
— Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) May 23, 2017
“I’m from New York, so nothing like playing where it all began,” Jordan said to Sports360AZ.com. “I really like the coaches, I feel like we have a really good connection. I feel like [head] Coach [Dino] Babers has something special planned and it’s coming soon.”
The Husky running back is coming off a 1,269 yard junior season where he scored 18 touchdowns and averaged 7.3 yards per carry and 9.6 yards per reception. He burst onto the scene as a sophomore with seven touchdowns in eight games and a freshman season where he scored 30 touchdowns.
The star running back understands athletics will only take you so far.
“I know that I can get a very good degree there and help me be successful after football, because football is temporary.”
Standing at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, the three-star running back held offers from Arizona, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, Syracuse and UNLV. Scout.com rated him as the best running back in Arizona.
— Jawhar Jordan Jr. (@CutsOnDime) May 25, 2017
Jordan hopes that he can have an impact early in his career at Syracuse.
“As far as playing, I know I have a very good opportunity to start as a true freshman,” he explained. “But of course I will have to earn my spot but I feel like I will make the best of it.”
He is the ninth Syracuse commit in the 2018 class and second running back commitment.
Hamilton Not Done
Jordan teams up with Hamilton quarterback Tyler Shough as two of the most recruited players in the state. Shough holds offers from Alabama, Colorado State, Columbia, Cornell, Florida State, Georgia, Harvard, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon State, San Jose State, South Carolina, Washington State, Western Kentucky and Yale. He is also a finalist for the Elite 11, and will compete for a spot at The Opening on June 2nd in Los Angeles.