When it rains, it pours. Right now, it’s an absolute deluge, as Syracuse picked up yet another commitment, this time from Long Island wide receiver Cameron Jordan. Jordan is a tall, speedy receiver from Half Hollow Hills, and is the fourth receiver in the class of 2017 – which in all likelihood wraps up recruiting at that position.
— CuseNation.com (@SyracuseOnScout) June 26, 2016
At 6-foot-4, 187 pounds, Jordan brings terrific size to the position and is the second outside receiver – joining Joshua Palmer – to pledge to the Orange in this cycle. Last season he earned second team All-Long Island honors after hauling in 29 catches for 854 yards – a ridiculous 29 yards per catch – with nearly half (14) of his receptions going for touchdowns.
Jordan isn’t only tall and athletic, he’s also very, very fast. He was clocked at 4.51 in the 40 at the Opening Regional in Virginia this spring, and recently at a camp at Wisconsin, he reportedly ran a 4.43.
— Kyle Madden (@owenhads) June 21, 2016
That’s blazing fast for anyone, let alone a long, lanky receiver like Jordan. So far Jordan’s recruitment has been a little under the radar, but he also boasts offers from Boston College, Temple, Wake Forest, and UConn, among others. He’s recently started getting interest from some larger programs, like Wisconsin and Notre Dame, but today he decided to pledge to the Orange after having recently visited campus.
Jordan is a standout on the basketball court as well, and you can see that athleticism translate to the gridiron. Not only is he usually faster than the DBs in his highlights, but he shows great concentration and an ability to win battles in the air, using those rebounding skills to come down with jump balls on deep throws and fades. He’ll be a valuable weapon for Babers and the Orange moving forward.