Jay Norvell and his Nevada coaching staff secured two commitments last week, and both stayed silent initially. One of them, WR Cole Turner, announced his publicly a few days later, but the other, DB Jordan Humphrey waited until today to make his officially public. MWConnection interviewed Humphrey last week in preparation for him announcement.
Humphrey had a taken a few visits to the likes of TCU, Sam Houston and Arizona State, but he was blown away by his visit to Nevada. Here’s what he had to say about choosing to commit to Nevada:
“Coach Norvell and I are like family, really. He's known me for quite a while because he was recruiting my big brother when he was at Oklahoma and Arizona State. So I’ve gotten to know him over the years. Also when I went up to Reno for the under the lights camp, I had a great time taking it all in and also had a chance to look around the facility areas and get the whole feel for everything.”
Rated a two-star recruit, Jordan is a great example of an athlete who plays bigger than his measurables. Listed at 5’8 and 162 pounds, he relies on his athleticism and aggressive play. Coach Norvell and the other Wolfpack coaches saw more in him than simply his stature. From their hints at picking up a commitment, the coaches love his speed.
“I play with great speed and quickness, which give me the leverage going up against a wide receiver. The coaches are bringing me in as a cornerback, but I’ll have an opportunity to play on both sides of the ball when I arrive.”
Looking at his film, Jordan is quite an athlete who can play all over the field. He is shifty and explosive, using bursts of speed to separate from defenders. He can also use his speed to make up ground on receivers. Combing his vision and reads with his speed give him the makings of a solid cornerback. While there is an obvious size disadvantage, Humphrey should be able to play a bit bigger than his size due to his athleticism and great speed. He also appears to be a natural to be a returner given his instincts and ability to make plays with the ball in his hands.
Jordan Humphrey appears to be the 13th listed verbal commit in their 2018 class.