The Oklahoma Sooners received some good news from the recruiting trail on Monday afternoon. Austin Jordan, a 2022 defensive back out of Denton, Texas, released a list of his top-10 schools at this point in his recruitment. This was the first cutdown on his offer sheet that features around 20 opportunities. The Crimson and Cream made the cut alongside programs like Texas, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Georgia, Oklahoma State, USC, Penn State, Texas A&M and Auburn.
According to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite Player Rankings, Jordan is seen as the No. 167 overall recruit in the 2022 recruiting class. He also ranks as a top-20 cornerback in the nation (No. 19) and a top-30 player in the state of Texas (No. 26). As for the 247Sports Network’s specific rankings, though, our panel of national experts are even more impressed with Jordan’s abilities. There he rates as the No. 85 prospect in the cycle, putting himself well-inside the top-100. Jordan also checks-in as the country’s No. 12 corner and the No. 16 player out of the Lone Star State.
The following is the 247Sports player evaluation provided by Midlands region recruiting analyst, Gabe Brooks. Here, Brooks projects Jordan as a future second-to-third round pick on day-two of an NFL Draft:
“Good size for a corner prospect with great frame potential. Terrific athlete with great top-end speed verified in a track setting (10.98 100 as a freshman). Flashes impressive turn-and-run ability vs. vertical game. Aware in zone coverage with physical tools to excel in man. Can improve ball skills. Plays a bit high at times. Tackling consistency can improve. Among the top DB’s in Texas for 2022. Projects to high-major level with long-term NFL Draft potential.”
Jordan is a two-sport athlete, standing-out on the track as well as on the gridiron. In 2019, Jordan burst onto the scene when he ran a 10.98 100 and 22.08 200 as a freshman in the spring then was named Texas District 4-5A-I Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore in the fall. As a junior this past season, Jordan helped lock-up opposing offenses en route to a state championship. He played on the opposite side of the field from OU early-enrollee Billy Bowman, who manned the other cornerback position for the Raiders. Together, they helped form one of the best cornerback duos in the state of Texas.
Currently, there are no 247Sports crystal ball predictions in for Jordan’s recruitment. He does not have a timeline for his eventual commitment set and continues to sort through the process. Now, he narrows his focus to the 10 schools above.
You can watch game film and highlights of Jordan below, courtesy of HUDL:
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