5-Star in The Rough? UA Great Shares Awful Lot with New Hog Antonio Jordan

Antonio Jordan, Treylon Burks, Arkansas football, Warren High School

Arkansas tapped into a proven pipeline for its latest commitment, landing Antonio Jordan on Sunday.

Despite being somewhat of a mystery recruit on the national scene, the class of 2025 standout is known locally as the next great wide receiver from Warren, the small southeast Arkansas town that has produced four pass catchers taken in the NFL Draft over the span of about a decade.

Jordan, whom the Razorbacks offered as a sophomore, made his decision during his official visit this weekend. Not only did he choose Arkansas over offers from the likes of Tennessee, Florida State, South Carolina, Ole Miss and LSU, but he did so without even visiting any other school – a rare show of loyalty in this era of college football.

Now standing 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, Jordan is a high three-star recruit on three of the four major recruiting services. On3 and 247Sports each give him an 87 rating, while Rivals tabbed him with a 5.7 rating. ESPN, which traditionally lags behind the other sites more dedicated to recruiting, does not have him rated at all.

According to the On3 Industry Ranking, which factors in each of those outlets, he’s the 112th-best wide receiver in the country among rising seniors.

Jordan is the 14th member of the Razorbacks’ 2025 recruiting class and the second wide receiver, joining Kamare Williams from Florida. It’s worth noting that Little Rock Parkview quarterback Quentin Murphy is committed as an athlete and could also end up playing receiver in Fayetteville.

The group as a whole now ranks 31st nationally and 13th in the SEC, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Antonio Jordan Up Next?

Those individual rankings make Antonio Jordan a solid pick up for Arkansas, but may actually sell him short, as longtime recruiting reporter Otis Kirk pointed out following his commitment.

“This kid has no HUDL, attended no out of state camps or recruiting services,” Kirk wrote on Twitter. “If he had, he might be a 5-star. Not trying to build up (a) recruit to please fans, (but) this kid is legit.”

Making Jordan even more of an enigma, he is not active on social media. He doesn’t have a Twitter account and is on Instagram, but doesn’t appear to have made any posts.

If that sounds oddly familiar, that’s because it is. Former Warren standout Treylon Burks — who is actually a distant cousin of Jordan — probably would have been a five-star recruit had he pursued that status by attending camps.

Instead, he very publicly preferred to go hunting and fishing during his summers in high school, resulting in settling for consensus four-star status as the No. 104 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite ratings.

Burks ended up out-performing even that lofty ranking, becoming one of the best wide receivers in UA history before being selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

In three seasons with the Razorbacks, one of which was the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign, Burks caught 146 passes for 2,399 yards — figures that rank sixth all-time at Arkansas.

Nine players in UA history have more than 2,000 career receiving yards and three of them hail from Warren, which has a population of less than 5,500.

Jarius Wright is the record holder at 2,934 yards, while Greg Childs finished with 2,066. They came out of Warren in the Class of 2008, along with receiver-turned-tight end Chris Gragg, who had 1,003 career receiving yards for the Razorbacks.

2025 Arkansas Football Commitments

Here’s a look at the Razorbacks’ 2025 recruiting class so far, which stands at 14 players…

  • K Evan Noel – Bay Saint Louis (Miss.) St. Stanislaus
  • QB Grayson Wilson – Conway (Ark.)
  • ATH Markeylin Batton – Atlanta (Texas)
  • LB Jayden Shelton – Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff
  • DB Taijh Overton – Mobile (Ala.) Williamson
  • WR Kamare Williams – West Palm Beach (Fla.) Palm Beach Central
  • OL Blake Cherry – Owasso (Okla.)
  • ATH Quentin Murphy – Little Rock (Ark.) Parkview
  • OL Kash Courtney – Carthage (Texas)
  • OL Connor Howes – Kissimmee (Fla.) Osceola
  • DT JaQuentin Madison – Alpharetta (Ga.)
  • DE Keiundre Johnson – Terrell (Texas)
  • DE Caleb Bell – Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton
  • WR Antonio Jordan – Warren (Ark.)


Landing a commitment from Antonio Jordan is a nice boost for morale when it comes to Arkansas football’s in-state recruiting efforts, as it comes just a few days after No. 1 recruit Carius Curne committed to SEC rival LSU:


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