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The Old Dominion Monarchs just picked up a new wide receiver commit. He has a very familiar last name to football fans in the 757 — Bly.
Jordan Bly, the son of longtime NFL stud and former North Carolina All-American cornerback Dre Bly, has chosen to take his talents to Norfolk and play for new Monarchs head coach Ricky Rahne and wide receivers coach Mark Dupuis.
— Jordan Bly (@bly_jordan) August 5, 2020
“The way they (ODU) talk about me and how I would fit in this offense,” Jordan Bly said was what finally made him choose ODU. “I really like that. He (Dupuis) just told me how I would be in this offense and how many plays I would get to make and the legacy I could make at ODU.”
At a recent camp, fellow 2021 commit, quarterback Billy Edwards, threw to Jordan, who is an extremely gift route-runner.
— FQOldDominion (@FQOldDominion) July 19, 2020
When Bly came to the 757 for that camp, the athletic wideout got to tour the campus that he now will be calling home.
“I saw the stadium and the facilities a little bit,” Bly said. “I like how close everything is. You don’t have to go too far to find where everything is. It feels like a home atmosphere.”
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For Jordan Bly, it’s a homecoming. His grandparents still live in the area. Starting in the fall of 2021, they will get to cheer on another Bly — this time at Old Dominion.
“It’s going to be great,” Bly exclaimed. “I’m excited because my grandparents and the people on my dad’s side of the family haven’t really gotten to see me play in high school; so they will get to see me in college and I’m really excited for that.”
Another factor for Bly was the amount of time Dupuis put into the Myers Park (NC) wide receiver.
“I really talk to him (Dupuis) more than I do my high school coach,” Bly commented. “He talks to me all the time, every day. It was just the relationship that we had.”
Bly is one of, if not the best, high school route-runner we’ve ever seen in person. Under the guidance of Dupuis, Bly should be set to do huge things as a part of the Monarchs team.
247Sports lists Bly as a three-star prospect. While Bly has no composite score, his 247 grade is an 83 and he is the 69th-ranked player in the class of 2021 in North Carolina.