Nov 16, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running back Brennan Clay (24) is tackled by Iowa State Cyclones linebacker Jeremiah George (52) in the second half at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
A junior college linebacker from Mississippi committed with the Iowa State football team on Monday.
According to 247Sports, Jordan Harris of Clarksdale, Mississippi, has been recruited by defensive coordinator Wally Burnham. Harris is a two-star recruit and is ranked 11th as an inside linebacker and 31st overall in the state of Mississippi.
On average, other recruiting websites rank the JUCO transfer a little higher, giving him a three-star rating. Harris checks in at 6-foot and 225 pounds.
Harris received other offers from Cincinnati, Middle Tennessee State, South Alabama, Southern Miss, and Tulane. Back on July 30th, Harris committed to the Golden Eagles but later decommitted on November 6th. 14 days after that, Iowa State gave him an offer.
During Harris’ time at Copiah-Lincoln CC, he averaged 13.8 tackles per game, which is number one overall in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). He had 124 total tackles (79 solo) and 3.5 sacks.
Harris registered double-digit total tackles in every game, with his best performances coming against Northeast Mississippi with a season-high 19 tackles and .5 sacks and East Central with 16 tackles and one sack.
It’s another JUCO transfer and potentially another linebacker that can shine under Burnham and Paul Rhoads, and we’ll hope that he can fill a void that will be made after Jeremiah George leaves.