Pair of B1G East rivals make Top 10 for 4-star DB in 2022 class
Ohio State and Penn State are the two remaining B1G programs in the mix for a heavily-recruited 4-star defensive back from Denton, Texas.
Monday, Austin Jordan released his Final 10, including the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions. The other eight schools still in play are Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma State, Georgia, Oklahoma, USC, Texas A&M and Auburn. He has received 19 offers so far, essentially trimming his considerations in half.
Jordan made his announcement with a video on Twitter:
— Austin Jordan (@ezmoneyaust) February 15, 2021
Jordan is ranked as the No. 19 cornerback in the 2022 recruiting class and the No. 26 player out of the state of Texas. Overall, the defensive back is the No. 167 prospect, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
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.
Both Ohio State and Penn State are in great shape with their 2022 recruiting classes. The Buckeyes own the nation’s top-ranked class, with 10 commits, which includes 3 5-star prospects and 6 players with a 4-star rating. Penn State has 7 verbal pledges, all of which are 4-star talents.
The Nittany Lions rank second in the B1G and fourth nationally.