Texas A&M Football Signees Making an Immediate Impact: Jordan Pride
The other Jordan in the class has a great shot at making some noise early as well. Safety Jordan Pride out of Blountstown, Florida, was a summertime flip for the previous Texas A&M football staff, but has stayed true to his commitment even through a coaching change.
Pride played both on offense and on defense during his time in high school, but he will be manning the defensive back end when he arrives in College Station. Big, physical, and a heavy hitter, Pride will quickly become an Aggie favorite with the way he plays defensive back.
I think the first place we could see Pride impacting the game is via special teams. Even before he has to bother with learning the scheme as a defensive back, Pride can lend his considerable physical talent to the special teams unit as a gunner and make some big tackles on kickoff and punt returns. It won't be long, though, before we see him in the rotation as a safety as well.
This was a priority for Mike Elko to lock down, especially given who you have walking out the door at the safety position (whether to the NFL or to the portal), and he did just that in short order. I foresee that paying off sooner rather than later, as I think Pride will hit the field and see some time in this upcoming season.