As the recruiting “dead period” begins, 2 Washington HS recruits are feeling more alive than ever. Both Jayshawn Jordan and DJ May were offered full scholarships to play at the University of Wyoming. We had a chance to speak directly to both of them, as they talked to NEI 1st about their offers.
“I feel so good right now, it’s a great feeling.” Said Jayshawn Jordan, the 2-way star from O’Dea High School in Seattle. “They want me to take a visit in January and I’m really excited.” Wyoming is recruiting Jordan as a lockdown Corner, something he wants to play at the next level. “They watched my film and told me they could see me coming in and competing right away for playing time.” After having his scholarship pulled by WSU this summer, Jayshawn didn’t skip a beat. He led the Fighting Irish to a 13-0 record heading into a highly publicized game against Bellevue in the Championship game at the Tacoma Dome. He took care of business all year long, running all over opponents as a tailback and shutting all receivers down as a corner. “I didn’t worry because I knew I had good people helping me through this process. I’ve been working with Taylor Barton(Barton Football Academy) since last March, and been hearing from coaches that talked to him. I called him after I got this offer and he was really excited for me.” Jordan also currently has offers from Eastern Washington and Montana State, and has an official visit scheduled the weekend of January 13th to Idaho. As dominant as Jayshawn has been in High School, his best days are still ahead of him. If you happen to run into him anytime soon, get his autograph as it’s bound to be worth a lot of money down the road.
This is DJ’s 2nd Division 1A offer, as he also holds an offer from Idaho. He has a few offers from Big Sky schools as well, and recently took a visit to Idaho State. He has a scheduled visit to Idaho the same weekend as Jayshawn Jordan in January. When asked how he was feeling about this most recent offer, this is what he had to say. “Man, this is what all the hard work is for. I called coach Kalagis(Wyoming) and he told me I had an offer and wanted me to come take a trip there.” DJ was a relative unknown until he burst on the scene last spring and summer. After clocking an electronic 4.49 40 and measuring in at 5’11” 185lbs, people started to take notice. He was named MVP for RB’s at the NFTC combine in Eugene as well as garnering the same award at the Barton Premiere Marketing Event held at UW in mid July. “Those events really helped get me exposure and it all has resulted in me getting these offers.” May continued, still buzzing off of his recent good news. “I called Coach Barton and told him about it, and thanked him for all his help and support.”
These latest offers are following a trend that has recently been taking place. NEI has become the dominant site in the Northwest for all the latest breaking news, highlight videos, rankings, etc. As that has taken place, media outlets and colleges from around the country are now checking daily to see what is up on the site next. At the beginning of the year we added a section called our “Top Athletes/No Offers” tab. We put a list of kids at all positions into this tab from the Northwest we thought should have offers that didn’t. Within 6 weeks, 12 kids have now received offers as a result. It’s one thing to have a site that charges money that only a few people have subscriptions to nationwide. It’s another to have anyone and everyone read ours for free, and also have college coaches contacting us directly. Again, congratulations to both Jayshawn and DJ, two very talented and deserving young men.