OU Still in the Hunt for Texas TE?

Jordan Najvar

Tight end Jordan Najvar of Klein Oak high school has seen his recruitment take off after a strong month of April. Now with a variety of college options, the Texas Top 100 athlete must decide where he plans to visit during his summer circuit. And now with the Oklahoma junior day well behind him, where do the Sooners stand? Scout.com has the update…

It seems that the month of April was very good for Klein Oak (TX) tight end Jordan Najvar as he pulled in five more offers, which brought his total to seven. And though he has not slimmed his favorite list down to a smaller number, the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Najvar is happy just taking his time.

"I am up to seven offers now and they are from Arizona, Arkansas, Clemson, Nebraska, Houston, Northwestern, and Kansas," Najvar said. "I don't have a favorite right now, but I plan to narrow my list down soon."

By saying soon the Texas Top 100 athlete said after spring ball the list will be down significantly. Najvar has already attended junior days at schools like Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia, which are programs that have yet to offer him.

So are the schools that have not offered him in the hat for consideration?

"Oh yes, I stay in touch with coach (Kevin) Wilson about twice a week," Najvar said. "He and coach (James) Patton wants to come down this spring and evaluate me. Then they will see if they want to offer me. I like that because coach Wilson is the tight ends coach."

With that said, Najvar said that the Sooners are still in the mix for him. In the most recent correspondences with the coaching staff, Najvar said the conversations go well.

And it seems like he has a pretty close bond with them as well.

"Generally when we talk it is basically like talking with your friends. Mainly just keeping in touch," Najvar said. "We just talk about what's going on, and some of the time it's not even about football."

After making the visit for the junior day some time ago, Najvar noticed quite a few things that were appealing to him.

And these things were big "positives" for him.

"I know that they (Oklahoma) has a great tradition. The coaches there are also great and very humble men," Najvar said. "When it comes to the town (Norman), everything revolves around football. I like that because it is just like my high school in that the stadium is packed and everybody wants to see you play."

And the program success is also a factor.

"Oklahoma seems to always be playing for the Big 12 championship and a lot of years they are in the hunt for a BCS or national championship," Najvar said. "They (Oklahoma) are high on my list."

Najvar caught 15 passes for 305 yards and a score as a junior. He also had 79 yards rushing.

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