The following is a previous interview from March in which Jordan was gracious enough to take a break from preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft and do an interview for us here at Stripe Hype.
So you started at Hofstra, but they ended their program. Tell us what that situation was like and how you ended up at Towson.
"When we were told that Hofstra was canceling their program it all seemed so unreal to me. It happened so fast and came out of nowhere. I would never wish that scenario upon anybody, especially for a freshman like I was. I thought football was over for me. A few days after the bad news, it was like the recruiting process all over again. Teams came rolling in offering scholarships to some of my teammates and me.Towsonwas the one moving the fastest with me during the process and talking the most business. I set my visit up with them and fell in love with town and campus. Also, starting right away was a real possibility and I wanted to be a part of a program I knew was on the rise."
You chose Reliance Sports Management for your agency. Tell us, how do you go through the agent selection process once your senior season ends.
"It is a very hard and stressful process. As soon as my season ended, agents were immediately in contact with me. Some agents were in contact way before the season ended, but I was focused on my senior year and I wanted no distractions. After the season, you just get to know the agents and try to get a good feel for them. Ask every question and any question you want to know about them or what they have to offer to help in your career. Reliance Sports Management has a great background getting guys in the NFL and is known for working with small school prospects like myself. I feel real comfortable with them and we are on the same page. It is just like teamwork."
Explain to us what you’re doing to prepare for the upcoming draft. The workouts, the interviews, you’re school’s pro day, etc.
"I will be attending the NFL Regional Combine in Tampa on March 9th and Towson’s Pro Day will be on March 12th. To prepare for these I have been training with Mike Gough at Athletic Edge Sports in Bradenton, Florida.We have two-a-days on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays consisting of position drills, combine drills or agility drills, and we do conditioning in the mornings and lifting in the afternoons. On Wednesdays we concentrate on position drills and yoga in the afternoon. On Friday mornings we focus on position drills and combine drills. Saturday mornings is a lift and we have Sundays off. Every other week I get a full body massage."
What person has been most instrumental in helping you develop into the player you are today?
"Both of my parents were the most instrumental – My mother Erica Dangerfield and My father David Dangerfield who passed away on August 1, 2009 right before I went off to Hofstra."
What player, college or pro, would you compare your game to the most?
"Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu. Ed Reed by the way I can cover, hit and have an instinct for the ball. Same thing with Troy Polamalu. I am very similar to him because the way he is utilized by the Steelers, always moving around, is the same way I was used in the Towson defensive scheme."
What would you say are your biggest strengths on the field are?
"Readingrun vs. pass, taking good angles, running the alley, pressman, hard hitting, tackling, being a ball hawk, coverage and getting the defense lined up."
What would you say has been your biggest accomplishment on or off the field?
"It is hard to decide because every accomplishment for me is big, but if I had to choose one, I would say on the field it would be having a big game at LSU where I had 7 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Even their local paper did an article on me after the game. A close second would be the game at Maryland my junior year where I came up with some big stops and forcing a fumble to prevent a touchdown. Off the field, I would say being named Towson’s 2011 Male Athlete of the Year was a big accomplishment."
What do you want to do once you are done with football?
"I want to open my own business training kids to help reach their dream of playing college or pro football. Also, do a little coaching with it. Most of all, I will most likely have to stay around football. I love the game too much."
Thanks again so much for doing this interview.
"Thank you. I appreciate it. Look forward to doing another interview in the near future."