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Late-Rising Linebacker Recruit Down To 4 Programs

Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach Bo Pelini (center) leads his team onto the field before their game against the Udaho Vandals at Memorial Stadium.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 11: Nebraska Cornhuskers HEad Coach Bo Pelini (center) leads his team onto the field before their game against the Udaho Vandals at Memorial Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska Defeated Idaho 38-17. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Much of the Kansas recruiting scene is predicated on the state's many big junior college programs. The state does put out some solid high school guys, and linebacker Dylan Jordan is one of the Sunflower State's fast-rising prospects.

Jordan is a three-star recruit per Rivals, but hasn't been rated by the other services, so he does not yet have a composite ranking from 247Sports.

That is a pretty strong sign that a recruit was flying below the radar.

Even with the late action in his recruitment, Jordan is probably going to wind up at a Power Five program.

He is coming off of a strong senior season, in which he racked up 110 tackles and double-digit sacks, per the Omaha World-Herald.

He also got his grades in order, which is a big factor in schools getting involved late here.

Dylan Jordan says he will be visiting Nebraska, Kansas, and either TCU or Utah as he approaches a decision soon.

He will be joining one of those classes on National Signing Day in February.

According to the World-Herald report, Jordan's father is a "huge Huskers fan," and the Nebraska staff compared his game to former UCF star Shaquem Griffin, who played under Scott Frost for the Knights.

"Strongside linebacker, a guy who can play in space, and they said my role would be similar to Shaquem Griffin's at (Central Florida)," Jordan said.

Music to Jordan's ears. It doesn't hurt that Dylan's dad, Craig, is a "huge Huskers fan" or that his grandfather was the high school coach of former Nebraska stars Grant and Tracey Wistrom. Jordan, a three-star recruit according to Rivals, is one of those late-to-the-recruiting-game prospects that gets a sudden surge of attention after their senior year.

Nebraska signed 23 players during the early signing period, but could still add a few more guys ahead of National Signing Day. It sounds like Jordan could be in the next round of signees.

[Omaha World-Herald]