There is mutual interest between Clemson and Jordan Clark, one of Louisiana’s top 2019 defensive back prospects.
Clark (5-10, 160) is the son of former LSU and NFL Pro Bowl safety Ryan Clark.
“I love the football culture out there,” Jordan told The Clemson Insider. “The team running down the hill, and all the crazy fans, it’s just an amazing place to be.”
Jordan, a four-star cornerback from University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, holds early scholarship offers from Indiana, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Pittsburgh among others.
Clemson assistant Tyler Grisham has communicated with his father. The two were teammates with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2009-11.
“My dad and coach Grisham have talked a good bit,” Jordan said.
What has he heard?
“The DB coach (Mike Reed) really likes the way I play,” Jordan said, “and wants me to get out there (to Clemson).”
Jordan is eyeing a visit to Clemson over the offseason.
“I’m planning on making it out there over the summer,” he said. “I’m really excited to see the campus and see what it’s like around the facility. I’m also looking forward to meeting the coaches and starting to form relationships with them. Ultimately I would just like to get a feel for what the program is about and how the coaches interact with players.”
Jordan isn’t claiming any leaders in his recruitment right now. He would like to make a decision before signing day in 2018.
So far this season, Jordan has made visits to LSU, Houston and Arizona State. He is ranked by ESPN as a top-300 prospect in his class regardless of position.
Clark’s dad was an All-SEC player at LSU before going on to play 13 seasons in the NFL, including eight with the Steelers.