4-star Texas CB includes Ohio State in Top 3 with pair of Big 12 rivals
Ohio State is one of three finalists for a 4-star cornerback out of Texas, and the only B1G program still in the mix.
Austin Jordan revealed his Top 3 programs on Wednesday, with Ohio State making the cut, along with Big 12 rivals Oklahoma and Texas. Jordan is ranked as one of the Top 200 overall players in the 2022 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. The Denton, Texas native is also a Top 30 prospect from his home state.
Jordan, who is listed at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, made his announcement with a post on social media:
Top 3 👀 pic.twitter.com/FTQ0qt56lZ
— Austin Jordan (@ezmoneyaust) March 3, 2021
Jordan has already received multiple offers on the recruiting trail, with 20 school expressing interest. Major programs not included in his Top 3 include Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Texas A&M and USC.
Nationally, Jordan ranks as the No. 173 overall prospect in the class. At the cornerback position, the Texas native comes in just outside the Top 20 at No. 21.
After the 2020 season, Jordan was named a unanimous first-team all-district player as a junior. In 2019, he was named the Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore at the District 4-5A-I level.
Ohio State currently owns the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class. The Buckeyes have 11 pledges, all of which are either 4- or 5-star talents, per 247Sports. If he commits to OSU, he would be the 10th Top 200 player to verbally pledge.