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ATH Lamar Jordan relieved process is over

12/4/2012

Frisco (Texas) Centennial athlete Lamar Jordan can now concentrate fully on trying to win a state championship.

Jordan, a two-star Arkansas commitment, admits he has been paying attention to the Razorbacks' coaching situation for a while. With the hiring of former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema, Jordan doesn’t have to listen to any more rumors.

“I was hearing Mike Gundy. I was hearing the Boise State coach [Chris Petersen],” Jordan said. “When they offered Les Miles, I was really excited. But when he declined it, I decided it was time to start focusing more on my team.”

Jordan said he doesn’t know much about Bielema as a person, but there was one former Wisconsin player Jordan admired, so he watched the Badgers a lot last year.

“When Russell Wilson was there, I was watching Wisconsin a lot,” Jordan said. “They were real balanced on offense.”

Wilson led the Badgers to the 2012 Rose Bowl and is now the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.

Jordan said he is excited because of Bielema’s winning tradition, punctuated by helping Wisconsin earn a Rose Bowl berth for the third consecutive season.

Jordan hasn’t met Bielema yet. But he wants it to be known now that he is 100 percent onboard with the Razorbacks.

“I’m going to give it my all at all times,” Jordan said. “Whatever he says I need to do, I’m going to do.”

Jordan and Frisco Centennial play Tyler (Texas) John Tyler in a playoff game Friday night. Jordan said no discussion of his official visit to Arkansas will occur until after his high school season is complete.