Texas Football: Ty Jordan is the most explosive Horns 2020 commit

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Bringing the 2020 Texas football recruiting class among the top five in the nation was a pledge from 3-Star APB Ty Jordan.

Landing the three-star West Mesquite all-purpose running back Ty Jordan immediately boosts the depth and utility of the 2020 Texas football recruiting class. A class that is quickly building to a top five finish in the national class ranking for head Texas football coach Tom Herman was brought one step closer by landing Jordan.

Jordan announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns football program on Sep. 15. He is technically the third running back to commit to the 2020 recruiting class for the Longhorns, but others like three-star athlete Jaden Hullaby are likely to fill in at other positions when they arrive on campus.

However, Jordan is in the midst of a big senior season at West Mesquite High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The continuing success for Herman and the Longhorns recruiting out of the metroplex shined through again by landing Jordan. He was on the Longhorns radar since his sophomore year at West Mesquite, though.

Jordan ranks as the No. 426 2020 high school prospect in the nation and the No. 11 all-purpose running back. He also slots just inside the top 60 high school prospects out of the state of Texas. At one point, he was considered to be a four-star prospect but his ranking slipped during the summer months.


Before committing to Texas, Jordan held 25 schools on his lengthy offer sheet. Beside Texas the highlights of his offer sheet were the USC Trojans, Tennessee Volunteers, Oregon Ducks, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Wisconsin Badgers, and TCU Horned Frogs. He was overlooked by a good portion of the blue blood programs around the country. But that is a big win for the Longhorns.

At 5-foot-7 and around 185 pounds, Jordan has to use his insane speed and agility to his advantage. He doesn’t have the size that Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck will get from a Hullaby or five-star Salpointe Catholic running back Bijan Robinson starting next year.

However, what Jordan will bring to the table for Texas is one of the fastest and most versatile athletes in this recruiting cycle. He won the MVP at the Dallas Opening Regional Combine back in March and he timed out around 4.5 seconds for a 40-yard dash and just above 4.3 seconds for his shuttle.

The junior season for Jordan at West Mesquite saw him total just shy of 1,500 total yards and 16 touchdowns. He is going to bring that versatility to the Forty Acres right away. He could make an impact on offense and special teams. That kind of utility is very valuable to this Texas coaching staff as we know.

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There was competition coming the Longhorns way from USC and Tennessee this summer, who both hosted Jordan for official visits back in June. His commitment brings the 2020 Texas football recruiting class to the No. 5 spot in the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings and keeps them in the top spot in the Big 12. He is the 19th commit for this 2020 recruiting class.