SWAC Football: Skyler Jordan, son of Montell Jordan, signs with Alcorn State

(Photo by Kirby Lee/Getty Images)
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If you went to a party in the 1990s, you probably danced to the mega-hit song This is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Most people wondered what happened to the famed R&B star since he was a mega-star. In addition to producing hit music, Jordan is producing D-1 level athletes. Jordan’s son, Skyler Jordan, signed with SWAC football’s Alcorn State on March 26.

The younger Jordan is a 6-foot-3, 205-pound wider receiver from Providence Christian Academy in Georgia.

“I’m headed to @AlcornFootball, and I can’t wait to rep #HBCU Legacy and play in the #SWAC,” Jordan tweeted.

How good is Skyler Jordan?

Jordan had 91 receptions for 1,349 yards and 13 touchdowns his final season at Providence. Though Providence is a relatively new school, those numbers are all single-season school records, making Jordan the best receiver in the school’s brief history.

Jordan transferred to Providence, a private 1-A school from football powerhouse Grayson, a 7-A school because of playing time. Jordan took full advantage of the opportunity to play by setting school records.

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Skyler Jordan is a “toolsy” wide receiver. Jordan has excellent ball skills when the ball is in the air. He does not wait for the ball to come into his body; instead, Jordan does an excellent job of high pointing the ball and using his big hands to catch the football.

Jordan’s physical size, 6-foot-3, and 205 pounds allow him to put himself between the ball and defenders. Jordan is raw as a route runner but could instantly be a red zone threat because of his ability to win 50/50 balls.

Jordan does an excellent job of setting up defensive backs but needs to improve his move set as he will no longer have the athletic advantage over his opponents every game at the college level. Jordan’s top-end speed is a concern as well. However, Jordan could develop into a solid second receiver and maybe look at the pro level.

SWAC football is getting plenty of recognition with this one.