Florida Football Recruiting: Gators keeping tabs on Jordan Stapleton from Mississippi

The 2026 running back will be in Gainesville for the Orange and Blue Game
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The Orange and Blue Game is a massive opportunity for Florida Football to host a bevy of prospects they hope to impress and one day convince to spend their college years in Gainesville.

It is also an opportunity to meet with prospects who are still under the radar and decide if further evaluation is needed.

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Jordan Stapleton is a running back from Gulfport, MS listed at 5'8" and 180 pounds. The class of 2026 prospect is currently unranked by all the major services, which as we have pointed out isn't uncommon.

We could see Stapleton getting a three-star grade once the rankings go deeper as on film he is an east/west type of runner who efficiently finds holes and makes the correct read on whether to cut inside or keep it going around the edge.

He doesn't necessarily have blinding speed, but he is tough to bring down and is capable of busting a long run anytime the ball is in his hands. His high school offense does find ways to hide him as well to catch some downfield passes, but it isn't a main focal point of his game.

The offer list for Stapleton is still fleeting, but after averaging 11.2 yards per carry last season on 82 carries, we could see him being the type of prospect where once one big team offers, multiple others will follow. And he has been bouncing around to Georgia and Auburn this spring, so he isn't an unkown prospect to the SEC.

Stapleton will be in town for the Orange and Blue game and based on a post to his X account he will be taking in the festivities with Team Blue.