Tuesday, December 18, 2012
ATH Lamar Jordan, Arkansas part ways
By Damon Sayles
If there’s one thing Lamar Jordan (Frisco, Texas/Centennial) learned Tuesday, it’s the college football recruiting business is just that -- a business.
Jordan was alerted that his scholarship offer to Arkansas would not be honored, and the two-star athlete was back on the recruiting market by Tuesday afternoon. Jordan said the new Arkansas staff, which features head coach Bret Bielema, pulled his offer, and he now will focus his attention on other options.
“Everyone told me college football was a business,” Jordan said. “I’m just going to let this motivate me to succeed even more.”
Jordan, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete who played quarterback at Centennial, has offers from Air Force, Idaho, Navy, New Mexico, Rice and Texas State. He said New Mexico, Texas State and Navy have remained in contact with him since he committed to Arkansas on Sept. 14.
“Those guys have been showing me the most interest,” Jordan said of the three schools. “I want to show I can impact the programs.”
Jordan originally committed to Arkansas as a wide receiver. He showed this year that in the right system, he can be a college quarterback. Jordan threw for 2,674 yards and 31 touchdowns, and he rushed for 571 yards and nine scores, leading Centennial to a 12-2 record and a trip to the Texas Class 4A Division I state quarterfinals.