Jordan Making Excellent Progress

Staff Writer
Posted Nov 27, 2007


Well on his way to every recruit’s dream, Chandler (Chandler, AZ) HS TE/WR Dion Jordan got the scare of his life.

As Jordan was vacuuming spilled gasoline with a shop vac while gathered with friends, something caused a spark which ignited a blaze that badly burned both of Jordan’s arms and legs. The burns were diagnosed as 3rd degree as Jordan was immediately hospitalized for a couple weeks as his body healed after receiving a series of skin grafts.

Fortunately, an accident that could’ve been permanently debilitating to the extent of derailing his career plans, Jordan’s recovery has been notable. Another positive development was that none of Jordan’s friends were injured in the blaze as well.

“I’m healing well and feeling good,” said Jordan. “Right now, the skin has regenerated well and I’m just waiting for the pigmentation to fully return.

“I’m able to lift weights now and I’m also hoping to get some workouts in with our track team this spring. I really don’t have any limitations on my movement, so that’s good.”

Jordan noted that most of the teams that offered him prior to the injury have continued to stay in contact and their offers are still open.

The 4 star athlete named three programs that are currently standing out for him: Oregon, Colorado and hometown ASU.

“Each of my primary recruiters at my favorites has stayed in touch and I’ve established good relationships with each of them,” said Jordan.

Cal was one of the schools that offered Jordan early but with their plethora of open offers to receivers and two already committed, the Bears have not maintained contact as much as many of Jordan’s other suitors even though their offer still stands.

“I plan to sign a Letter of Intent in February and I’ll just leave it up to my future coach how soon they’d like to play me,” concluded Jordan.

Recruiting fans throughout the country have sent their good wishes to Jordan and his speedy recovery is undoubtedly one of the best feel-good stories of the season.

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