Freedom Star Taking in Games

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Freedom High School (Morganton, NC) cornerback prospect Jordan Hemby is holding steady at 4 scholarship offers – from Clemson, North Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia Tech. All 4 of the schools that offered have been in contact this month. So far, Hemby has had a chance to visit 2 out of the 4 for games.

“I went to the Ohio State at N.C. State game,” Hemby said. “It was a pretty good game. The fans were real into it. I also went to the Georgia Tech at Clemson game. The fans were really into it there…they were real loud.”

Hemby says that neither experience has catapulted the respective school higher on his list. Instead, he’s continuing to stay level-headed about his top 4 and is interested in taking official visits to each school.

“That’s basically still the plan,” Hemby said. “I want to take official visits to all of those schools.

“All of the school’s are equal. I’ve found something I like about each school. I get a long pretty well with every school. Right now I’m just listening to what they all have to say over the phone.”

Hemby may make 1 official visit during the season, but he hasn’t decided. He does want to continue to make unofficial visits for game, and may make one this weekend.

“I’m trying to go to the N.C. State/Virginia Tech game but I need to find a ride,” Hemby said. “I’m not sure if I can. If I can, I’ll be there.”

Like the other schools who have offered and also Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech has called Jordan this month.

“I talked to Coach Ward and Coach Pearman,” Hemby said. “It went pretty good. I feel comfortable with Coach Ward. He talks to me and jokes with me like we were friends.”

The coaching staff and getting players to the NFL are what stands out about Virginia Tech right now.

“I like the coaching staff,” Hemby said. “I got a letter from them the other day, and they’ve sent a lot of people to the NFL. A lot of those players are corners. So it seems like a nice place. I’d have a high chance to make it on the next level because they put players into the NFL.”



Freedom is 2-1 on the season. The 5-11, 185-pound Hemby came up big in the last game (a 41-14 victory over Ashbrook), totaling 5 tackles, 2 assists and several pass break-ups.

A speedster who runs a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash, Hemby may start playing on offense soon.