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June 11, 2013

Under-the-radar lineman is 14th commit







Western Michigan hopes they've found a diamond in the rough with their 14th commitment of the 2014 class, as Kentwood, Mich. lineman Elliot Jordan has given his verbal.

Jordan may not be the best-known player around, but he came to WMU's recruiting camp on Sunday and impressed the coaching staff so much that they offered him a scholarship on the spot. After a couple of nights to think it over, Jordan became a Bronco on Tuesday.

What is so intriguing about the 6-foot-7, 250 pound Jordan is his frame. While he will clearly have to add weight and is an obvious redshirt candidate, his height and frame combined with the athleticism that led to the offer are certainly things that jump off the page.

It is obviously too early to speculate on how a high school junior's college career will turn out, but at this point Jordan is comparable to where Eric Fisher, the number one overall draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, was coming out of college. Fisher checked in at 6-foot-7 and 260 pounds coming out of high school, and despite obvious athleticism was offered only by Central Michigan, where he played his college football.

Western Michigan's class of 2014 now contains four offensive linemen and 14 players overall, with eight hailing from inside the state of Michigan.

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