Chandler High School wide receiver Dion Jordan was leaning toward Oregon Tuesday. On Wednesday, he fell in the Ducks lap giving them a verbal commitment to play football there this fall.
Jordan, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound receiver and defensive end, had been pursued by Arizona State, Arizona, Nebraska and Colorado. Earlier this week he narrowed his choices to Oregon and ASU. Despite suffering severe burns over 30 percent of his body last fall, he made a near miraculous recovery and most schools stuck with him in the recruiting process.
“I’m selfish so I kind of wanted to see him stay here,” Chandler coach Jim Ewan said. “But I talked with him and he really liked Oregon.”
Jordan was hospitalized for a month early in October after he was burned helping friends siphon gasoline from a car.
Jordan caught 13 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns in six games in his short senior season. On defense, he was in on 55 tackles, had five sacks, a fumble recovery for a score and two blocked kicks.