Jordan Payton Update

Submitted by Steve Lorenz on January 16th, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Hey guys I just got off the phone with Jordan Payton, who informed me of the following: 

He is still committed to Cal, but is looking around. The schools he is considering are Cal, UCLA, UW and Michigan. Michigan coaches will be in on Thursday for an in-home visit. They told him they were taking 3 WRs and that they want him on board. He said he loves Michigan but has to figure things out with his family. I asked him why he didn't have a Michigan hat on the table at the Army AA game and he said not to read into that at all because besides Cal, the other two hats were chosen at random. I feel like this is a Buckle Up situation. 

EDIT: Jordan said he'd call me after the coaches visit on Thursday to let me know where he stands. As I posted below, based on the conversation, I feel like Michigan's chances are legitimate. 



January 16th, 2012 at 10:43 PM ^

All this says is that they still want 28 and aren't confident with 4 other guys. I still like our chances with Garnett, Grant, and Reeves. The coaches just want 1 more.

They clearly want Payton and have for a while. If theyre recruiting him it would make sense that they say they want 3WRs, even if they are just looking for the best talent available.


January 16th, 2012 at 9:00 PM ^

So he choose to not put the michigan hat on the table or did the Rivals basicly tell him what other hats had to be put up there?

I would take him if he wanted to come to michigan but it really seems like he wants to stay on the west coast.

Either way good luck and best wishes on wherever he ends up for the the next 4 yrs.

Steve Lorenz

January 16th, 2012 at 9:14 PM ^

Well, I won't go down that road again. The difference this time is that I talked directly to Jordan and didn't hear this from a second hand source. Either way, I apologized for the Arnett situation because if I revealed who the original source was, you'd understand why I was confident in it. Oh well. 


January 16th, 2012 at 10:37 PM ^

Tom is working under an alias. The world wide leader wouldn't allow him to write here as well so he created another account (and a website). 

Seriously though, your access to recruits is excellent and your input and interviews have really helped fill the recruiting void left here when Tom left. Thanks!

Perkis-Size Me

January 16th, 2012 at 9:15 PM ^

Ugh.....Garnett, Reeves, and now Payton again? I can't take anymore waiting. Can it just be NSD already?

But seriously, adding the likes of Payton, along with Darboh....I'd be feeling pretty good about that.


January 16th, 2012 at 9:17 PM ^

You mysteriously appeared on this blog shortly after TomVH's child was born. Tell it to me straight - are you his son?

In all seriousness, who are you and how do you get the scoop so fast? How do you get in touch with the recruits so fast, build rapport in the recruiting circles so quickly, etc? I'm genuinely curious. Are you trying to make it in the recruiting biz full-time?

I would be interested in hearing more about you, your background, why you're interested in recruiting stuff. Seriously.