Thomas Jefferson’s Jordan Mayer recently entered a situation where we was forced to make one of the more difficult decisions of his young life.
Back in March, the 2023 3-star defensive end decided to verbally commit to Boston College and thought his college recruitment was behind him.
However, that wasn’t the case as he continued to be pursued by major Power Five programs. In fact, two weeks ago, Mayer received an offer from Paul Chryst and Wisconsin but didn’t make that offer public due to being committed to Boston College.
After continued, legitimate interest from programs, Mayer has made the decision to open up his recruitment so that he’s completely sure about his future college.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up Friday morning with Mayer to talk about this decision and what’s ahead for him.
“It was very very difficult to decommit,” said Mayer. “ The coaches at Boston College are absolutely amazing. I was stressing about this for a week or two. I feel that I rushed my decision and want to be 100 percent sure with no doubts.”
“I will definitely be committing sometime between now until the month of June. This next time I will close my recruitment and find my home for the next four years. Wisconsin offered two weeks ago but because of respect to Boston College, I didn’t post it. I’ve also had a couple other Big Ten schools and a couple SEC schools contact me too.
Mayer plans on giving all schools a fair look and that will start today as he makes an unofficial visit to Wisconsin.
“Coach April at Wisconsin has compared me to TJ Watt coming into college,” said Mayer. “I’m very excited to see the campus. I’m heading there now as we speak. They have practice today at 5.”
Mayer says that he will return to Pittsburgh tomorrow and could be making a quick trip to West Virginia. Two other programs that have been in touch this week were Michigan and Texas A&M.