Gilroy, Calif./Gilroy HS
An explosive wide receiver at Gilroy (Calif.) High (Coach Steve Lo), Jourdan is enrolled at San Jose State for the 2013 spring semester and will compete for a spot on the depth chart. Soares caught 76 passes for 1,477 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior in 2011.
The two-sport letterwinner was a jumper and outstanding sprinter for the track and field team. He competed in five events (100, 200, long jump, 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay) at the 2011 California state track and field championships. He has career best electronic times of 10.66 in the 100 and 21.64 in the 200 meters. Soares was named the San Jose Mercury News' 2011 Track and Field Boys Athlete of the Year.
Jourdan is undecided on an academic major. The native of San Jose was born on April 10, 1994.
Coach Caragher on Jourdan: "Jourdan is an athletically gifted and good-sized wide receiver. He does a good job going up and getting the football at the highest point. Jourdan has very good speed and thus is a deep threat that will stretch the field. He also is effective in the kicking game as a returner. We'll get a good look at him this spring and he will have four years to compete thereafter."