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The speedy back could see a drastically increased role on offense
Name: Jawhar Jordan
Position: Running Back
Year: (Redshirt) Freshman
Weight: 165 lbs
Hometown: Farmingdale, N.Y.
High School: Hamilton (Ariz.)
2019 stats: Jordan made the most of his four games to maintain his redshirt this year. He totaled 15 rushes for 105 yards and a touchdown coupled with two receptions for 87 yards and four kickoff returns for 114 yards. Those are impressive numbers for a true freshman.
2020 projections: Given his speed, you’d think that Syracuse would be eager to utilize Jordan’s abilities to great effect in 2020. We’ve mentioned a couple of times on this website how Jordan could be used in an Ervin Philips role as a slot receiver, not just as a running back. No matter what the case, Jordan promises to be an explosive option for the Syracuse Orange for the next few years.
How’d he get here?: Syracuse beat out some impressive schools for Jordan’s signature. Arizona, Fresno State, Missouri, and Oklahoma State were just a few of the teams to submit an offer.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars all-around
Money quote: Former Syracuse director of recruiting operations Dave Boller had high praise for Jordan during his late-season surge.
“He might be the best running back they’ve had there in 20 years,” said Boller.
Twitter feed: @Cutsondime. We don’t often get great twitter handles, but this is one of the better ones on the ‘Cuse roster.
Tweets of wonder: Who else has signed the petition?
Submitting a petition for Jawhar Jordan to take over all return duties for eternity.
— NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) November 23, 2019
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Jordan Fisher is more known for his theater work, but he did lend his voice to the excellent soundtrack of “Moana.” And let’s be honest, you can’t go wrong with a Disney movie.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Jordan scored five touchdowns during a game in high school on his birthday while being sick. The poise he displays in a post-game interview shows that Syracuse could have a very special talent on its hands.
Let’s get a look at ya: If you can spare to watch the highlights, one of the most memorable moments from last season was Jordan’s 81 yard catch-and-run against Louisville. And in typical Syracuse fashion, three Orange penalties prevented a score on that drive.