NCF On The Trail: Jordan Harris

Big 12 recruiting storylines: Dec. 19 

December, 19, 2013

With the first day of the mid-year transfer signing period in the books, Big 12 schools managed to pick up some quality players. Twenty-nine junior college players signed letters of intent to nine of the 10 schools in the conference.

Texas Tech scored the most signees with five. Josh Keys (Seminary, Miss./Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College) was one of the bigger names to sign, as he’s the No. 4 juco safety in the country. Other new Red Raiders include offensive tackle Dontae Levingston (Harbor City, Calif./Santa Monica College), wide receiver Devin Lauderdale (Corsicana, Texas/Navarro College) and defensive tackles Keland McElrath (Clarksdale, Miss./Coahoma Community College) and Marcus Smith (Highland, Kan./Highland Community College).

Here are some of the more intriguing storylines involving teams and players -- new and future -- in the conference:

K-State’s juco reputation lives on

The last thing Kansas State’s reputation did on Wednesday was take a hit.

Midyear signings: Iowa State

December, 18, 2013
According to, the following players have signed with Iowa State:

Devron Moore S Carthage, Mo./Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
HT: 6-0 WT: 195
Positional Rank: No. 5 S Juco
Stars: 3

Jordan Harris ILB Clarksdale, Miss./Copiah-Lincoln CC
HT: 6-0 WT: 225
Positional Rank: N/A Juco
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Gabe Luna DE Garden City, Kan./Butler CC
HT: 6-2 WT: 245
Positional Rank: N/A Juco
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Wendall Taiese OT Oakland, Calif./Laney College
HT: 6-6 WT: 345
Positional Rank: N/A Juco
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big 12 recruiting storylines: Dec. 12 

December, 12, 2013
With the high school playoffs coming to an end and junior college bowl games behind us, it’s time for many athletes to put recruiting back in the forefront. Several athletes are either in the middle of finishing up their official visit schedules, or they’re in the right mindset to make the big announcement that will shape their lives for the next few years.

Here are some attractive storylines in the Big 12:

Four-star DT still tight with Texas?

This weekend marks the big banquet weekend for Texas, an important event when many commits come to Austin and several targets look to take official visit. With Mack Brown expected to announce his resignation very soon, this weekend could also serve as a time to keep an eye out for Texas commits who choose to reopen their recruiting because of Brown’s departure.

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Big 12 class rankings analysis 

December, 11, 2013
Two Big 12 teams made positive moves in the latest ESPN class rankings. West Virginia cracked the top 40, coming in at No. 39, and Oklahoma State continued its ascension, climbing from No. 24 to No. 22.

Texas still holds the No. 8 spot, while Baylor remains at No. 16. Oklahoma fell one spot from No. 23 to No. 24, and Texas Tech remained in the top 40 at No. 36.

Here is a more in-depth look at the Big 12 class rankings:

Trending up: West Virginia and Iowa State both saw spikes in their 2014 recruiting, but the Mountaineers are the hottest of the two, particularly after picking up ESPN 300 athlete Dravon Henry (Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa), the top-ranked recruit in the state of Pennsylvania. West Virginia also landed junior college quarterback Skyler Howard (White Settlement, Texas/Riverside Community College), who threw for more than 3,100 yards and 33 touchdowns this season. Let’s also give credit to Iowa State, who scored five commitments in the first 10 days of the month, the latest being junior college defenders Jordan Harris (Wesson, Miss./Copiah-Lincoln Community College), an inside linebacker, and Gabe Luna (Garden City, Kan./Butler Community College), a defensive end.

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Blue Raiders land massive right tackle 

July, 15, 2012
Offensive lineman Jordan Harris (Hampton, Ga./Dutchtown) verbally committed to Middle Tennessee State University on Sunday.

Harris, who is 6-foot5, 330 pounds, is projected to play right tackle for the Blue Raiders.

Harris has started for Dutchtown since his sophomore year. He was a member of the 2011 Rising Seniors Georgia Junior Bowl Team.

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