EAST LANSING, mich. â€“ Michael Jordan, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound defensive lineman from Eastern Arizona College, signed a Big Ten Conference Tender of Financial Aid on Tuesday, May 22, according to first-year Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio. Jordan, who became the 22nd member of the Spartansâ€™ 2007 football recruiting class, has three years of eligibility remaining. He is currently completing his coursework at Lansing (Mich.) Community College.
Hereâ€™s a brief bio sketch for Jordan along with comments from Coach Dantonio:
DL â€¢ Â 6-5 â€¢ Â 295
Lansing, Mich. (Eastern Arizona College)
JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nationâ€™s top 100 junior college prospects by Rivals.com (No. 24) . . . recorded 36 tackles (23 solos, 13 assists) as a freshman for Coach John Oâ€™Mera at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Ariz. . . . produced 11 tackles for losses in 2006, including three sacks . . . also credited with six quarterback pressures, five pass break-ups and four blocked kicks for the Gila Monsters . . . anchored an Eastern Arizona defensive unit that ranked among the Western States Football League leaders in scoring defense (third at 14.5 points per game) and total defense (fourth at 250.2 yards per game) . . . two-year starter for Coach Sparky McEwen at Creston High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . saw action at five different positions during his prep career: defensive tackle, defensive end, middle linebacker, tight end and offensive tackle . . . earned all-conference, all-area and honorable mention all-state recognition as a senior . . . led the Polar Bears in tackles as a senior, registering 75 tackles including 30 for losses . . . made 52 stops as a junior, including 18 behind the line of scrimmage . . . had five career receptions as a tight end â€“ all resulting in touchdowns including two game-winning grabs . . . began his prep playing career at Western High School in Las Vegas, Nev., where he garnered Defensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore . . . son of Claireretha Jordan . . . born May 7, 1985.
Mark Dantonio on Michael Jordan:
â€œMichael Jordan has great athletic ability and unlimited potential. Michael is a versatile defensive lineman, who can help either inside or outside. Weâ€™re excited about the opportunities that heâ€™ll have to contribute to this program for the next three years.â€