"Recruiting is about fits. If they need linebackers, they recruit linebackers. If they don't, they don't. He knew going into the year what he was going to have to do on the field."
Jordan's senior season, he became a big-play phenom, both defensively and with his kick returns — he returned five for touchdowns. After North's 49-42 victory over Owasso in the 6A semifinals, OU linebacker coach Tim Kish offered a scholarship.
Jordan attended the Bedlam game on Nov. 24 and was swept up in the atmosphere of OU's wild 51-48 victory. He went in the Sooners' postgame locker room and decided his dad's alma mater was for him.
"I could see the guys had fun," Jordan said. "I said, 'This could be me.'"
And so it will be. This son of a Sooner, different in some ways from his father, indeed is following the tradition.