Bishop Gorman is a private college prep school who has won multiple Nevada state titles and have made the top twenty-five in the USA Today High School rankings almost every year since 2009. Well, with all of Bishop Gorman’s success, they have also produced a ton of prospects. Just in this year’s 2016 NFL Draft, Bishop Gorman had five total former players drafted. Bishop Gorman has a lot of talent currently on their roster, but 2018 Las Vegas, NV (Bishop Gorman) four-star tight end Brevin Jordan might be the next big thing at Bishop Gorman.
Jordan may not yet have the prototypical height of a pro-style tight end, but his athleticism and versatility has drawn interest from programs running various types of offenses. He already has seven total offers from schools like USC and UCLA. Well, Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh have taken a liking to Jordan and his athletic ability at the tight end position.
Jay Harbaugh and the Michigan coaching staff have continued their interest in Jordan. Jay Harbaugh traveled out to the west coast and watched Jordan at practice this past week. The Wolverines left a big impression on Jordan.
“Michigan as a whole is a terrific program,” Jordan informed me about Michigan. “They’re one of the best programs in the country, and man there price has most definitely improved with there head coach (Jim Harbaugh) being a former NFL coach with the 49ers.”
“This last Friday, Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh came up to (Bishop) Gorman,” Jordan told me about Jay Harbaugh. “It was the first time that we had the chance to meet each other and talk. He just told me he was real impressed watching me and that he will keep in touch with me moving forward.”
The coaching staff still has not offered Jordan, but that’s not uncommon due to the Bishop Gorman standout only being a sophomore in high school. However, Jordan has informed me that he believes that Michigan is getting “close” to offering him. Despite not having a offer from Michigan quite yet, he hasn’t hidden his affinity for Michigan.
“Michigan has not offered yet, but Jay Harbaugh told me that are close and I believe they’re close to offering me. If Michigan offers, I want to get out to Ann Arbor my senior year or sooner for a visit. I most definitely could see myself at Michigan that’s Tight End U all the way baby. They use their tight ends very well and I really like that.”
It’s still very early for Jordan and his recruiting process has just started to take off and heat up a little. However, he has a lot of schools who are sticking out early: Oklahoma, USC, and UCLA as of right now. But right now, it appears that he is focused on his junior season and getting better this offseason.
“Ohio State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Michigan, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC and all my offers are showing me a lot of interest and I like them. However, Oklahoma, USC, and UCLA are the schools who are sticking out the most. But it’s still early in my recruitment.”
“As of now, I’m worried about my junior season and spring ball and just trying to get better. I’m really just focusing on having a breakout junior year, so I haven’t really focused too much on my recruitment because I plan to make my commitment on my National Signing Day.”
Jordan had 10 receptions for 166 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games as a sophomore last season. He also saw significant time at outside linebacker, helping Bishop Gorman to another undefeated season. In terms of his recruitment, it appears that this is a USC-UCLA battle. USC has been his childhood favorite and offered early in the recruiting process. However, if Michigan offers sooner than later and get him on campus, than The Wolverines have a good shot.
– Shane Kinnee (Senior Editor)