Freedom (Morganton, NC) cornerback Jordan Hemby went relatively unnoticed during the Spring evaluation period. Therefore, once the summer camp circuit came around, the 5-11, 185-pound prospect knew he had to make a big impression in order to receive scholarship offers.
“I was just thinking I would go in there and do my best,” Hemby said of his thoughts before going to summer camps. “Hopefully I would come out with a scholarship, but if I didn’t, I’d keep trying my best.”
Hemby’s first stop was at Clemson University. He admits he was slightly nervous at first, but calmed when it counted the most.
“For the first one, I was kind of nervous at first,” Hemby said. “It was the first camp I’d ever been to at a college. Everybody looked really good, so I was thinking I would try my hardest. Once they started doing testing, I started loosening up some.”
After posting an impressive 40-yard dash time and showing his abilities on defense, Hemby had earned his first official scholarship offer.
“A student assistant came up to me during one-on-one drills, and they took me back to the indoor facility,” Hemby said. “The head coach was in there. He offered me there. I couldn’t stop smiling for the rest of the camp. I kept smiling all the way home. Usually I’m the quiet one, but on that ride home I kept talking the whole time (laughs).”
Hemby would go on to earn offers from the other 3 summer camps he attended – N.C. State, UNC and Virginia Tech. Showing excellent speed, he ran 40 times in the high-4.3/low-4.4 range at each camp. Of his camp experiences, Hemby said “I liked them all. I can’t think of one I didn’t like.”
During the Virginia Tech camp, what stood out the most to the talented cornerback was meeting with Tech Defensive Backs Coach Lorenzo Ward.
“The Virginia Tech camp was pretty good,” Hemby said. “I’ve been there a couple of times. I went for the Spring game and the Tom Lemming photo shoot. I had a chance to meet the defensive backs coach during the camp. He was really cool and it was cool spending time with him. He asked me if I wanted to be an All-American and said he could make that happen for me.”
Recruiting-wise, next up for Jordan is making his official visits. Right now, he wants to take official visits to all 4 schools who have offered. He says he may wait until after his senior season to make a commitment.
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