Jordan Wright is a 6’5″ Weak-Side Defensive End out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While weighing 215 pounds he will be required to add a little weight to play DE in college, but he also has a chance to play Tight End at the collegiate level. Rated as a 3* Defensive End, the 302nd best player overall, 21st ranked DE, and the 44th rated player out of the state of Florida. Jordan has received some major scholarship offers already including schools such as Alabama, Miami (Fl), Michigan, and Kentucky.
Kentucky has sent Offensive Coordinator, Eddie Gran to recruit Jordan and he will have to fight tooth and nail to land the highly sought after recruit. Some of the names he will have to contend with are Mario Cristobal of Alabama, Jedd Fisch of Michigan, Craig Kulligowski of Miami (Fl), and Kerry Cooks of Oklahoma. The early favorite appears to be Miami with Jordan recently visiting the school twice in less than 3 months, March 19th (Jr. Day) and April 16th (unofficial visit). Alabama is his most recent offer which was extended to him on May 5th and you can bet the Crimson Tide will play a big part in his recruitment.
Jordan recently had a huge game changer in his recruitment however when on May 7th he had a phone conversation with University of Kentucky basketball coach, John Calipari. You’re wondering how a football recruit hearing from a basketball coach could be a game changer right? Well what most may not know about Jordan is that he is also a very good basketball player who could go to college just to play basketball if he so desired. John Calipari told Jordan on the phone that he would like him to play both football and basketball at the University of Kentucky and we all know Coach Cal only recruits the best of the best and with the expected losses of at least 5 guys to the NBA, Jordan could fill a needed role on the team as a Shooting Guard.
The recruitment of Jordan Wright is an extremely intriguing one to follow, and one the Big Blue Nation will want to keep an eye on for both Football and Basketball. Everyone be sure to show Jordan the love of the Cats fans on Twitter here. I was fortunate enough to get a few moments of Jordan’s time to do a Q&A to share with our readers, which you can read below.
DC: Which schools are currently recruiting you the hardest?
Jordan: Mississippi State, Alabama, Miami (Fl), Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Syracuse
DC: Do you have a top 5-10 list of schools at this point?
Jordan: No, not yet. Waiting to have one after spring ball
DC: What position do you prefer to play at the next level, Tight End or Defensive End?
Jordan: It doesn’t matter, whatever the coach wants me to play I’ll play
DC: You recently talked with John Calipari, what was that experience like for you?
Jordan: It was truly amazing
DC: Is playing both football and basketball in college a real possibility for you?
Jordan: I was thinking about playing both
DC: Knowing that possibility is achievable at UK, does that change the way you view Kentucky?
Jordan: Yes! It’s not a big difference because they show a lot of love and keep it real with me no matter what, but knowing I can play both has really opened my eyes on them
DC: What will a school be getting in you if you commit to them?
Jordan: A hard dedicated worker and a respectful young man
DC: Do you have a date planned to cut down your list of suitors and a date to announce your recruitment?
Jordan: No, haven’t decided yet
DC: One last question. What will be the ultimate factors in deciding which school you attend?
Jordan: Education, the relationship with the coaches, and the environment