It’s rare that a player’s recruitment takes off in such a significant way after the early signing period, but that’s exactly what happened for linebacker Dylan Jordan, a top five player in the state of Kansas. In November, Jordan received an offer from Western Illinois. By January, he sported scholarship opportunities from nine schools, including Nebraska, Utah, Auburn, Kansas, and Kansas State. Dylan sandwiched a trip to Fort Worth between official visits to Utah and Nebraska, leaving each place impressed. But, at the end of the day, Funky Town was home, and the stud defender committed to Gary Patterson and TCU shortly after an in-home visit, on January 29th. He made things official Wednesday.
Big (6’3”, 215 pounds), speedy (he’s been clocked at just a shade over 11 seconds in the 100 yard dash and has run a 4.5 40), and instinctual, Jordan absolutely blew up once he was discovered. Out of Pittsburg, Kansas, his rise late was meteoric, seeing him end as a top 200 player in the country. One of the best 15-20 linebackers in the country, it’s easy to see on film why Patterson and Chad Glasgow were locked in on getting him to sign. With four players at the position having graduated or getting set to, and only two linebackers signed in the class of 2019 (Wyatt Harris and Zach Marcheselli), bringing Jordan into the fold was a key win for TCU. For Dylan, the choice was easy once he spent time on campus. “I was just so sad leaving TCU and it just felt like home. Whenever I got back home I was thinking if Nebraska doesn’t set the bar any higher, I know I’m going (to TCU). As soon as I left Nebraska I knew it was TCU.”
Now, it’s TCU officially.
A speedster in track as well, Jordan is currently competing for Pittsburg High School in that sport. The crossover is obvious when you watch him play - he can really fly. He understands angles, can catch up to most backs, and isn’t afraid to drop a big hit. Give him a year in the playbook and the weight room, and TCU Football will have something special on their hands.
Check out his highlights below and welcome Dylan to the Frog Fam!