The next elite Hoover DB?

The next elite Hoover DB?

Marlon Humphrey is the top player in the state of Alabama and one of the top talents in the nation regardless of position, but he's not the only elite defensive back at his high school. Check inside to see who may be the next top recruit from powerhouse Hoover (Ala.) High School.

There are rumors that one Hoover (Ala.) cornerback with SEC interest gets up at 4:00 every morning to get in a personal workout session before taking in the team's rigorous requirements of the day.

Scout was able to confirm those rumors as true, but the prospect isn't who most would think about at this time.

Instead of focusing on elite class of 2014 defensive back Marlon Humphrey, think of young rising sophomore Jermarius Jordan - set to compete for playing time behind the five-star this fall.

Already at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds with long arms and fluid hips, the class of 2016 talent is already turning heads at college camps, even in the SEC.

Jordan and a few others from the state checked out Vanderbilt over the weekend, excelling at camp. It was so dominant for him, despite the lack of depth at the position on campus, that James Franklin himself offered Jordan a scholarship.

"He started off by telling me how I did real good and how impressed he was with he saw today," said Jordan. "I'm supposed to come back for one of their games this coming season.

"I proved great footwork, I attacked the ball in the air at the highest point and all."

Offer No. 1 for the potentially elite cornerback was an early relief, though he says it's just a benchmark for the work ahead.

"It's a big feeling, but at the same time I have to keep working hard," he said. "I can't get a big head since I got an offer, I have to keep working hard."

"It felt good," he continued, with a laugh. "I thought if I did real good, I may get the offer.

"Now I know that I can go out to other schools, work my butt off, and get another one."

Jordan mentioned LSU, Miami, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, USC and Oklahoma as schools he'd like to hear from, though the Commodores will always have a place in his recruitment.

"Since it's the first offer, as I grow, I think I'm going to keep Vanderbilt in consideration," he said. "It was my first offer, and I really like the coaching staff. Coach Franklin is a great coach.

"I loved the way the campus is set up, it's by where all the tourist areas are at. And I like the way the fans show appreciation."

Jordan, who will play at the IMG 7-on-7 national championships over the weekend with the Tennessee Xpress, is planning on camping at LSU and Kentucky among others this summer.

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