The winger, 21, who made six appearances for the Gulls, has returned to Bramall Lane following the appointment of Under-21s coach Chris Morgan as caretaker-manager.
Torquay boss Alan Knill said: "Sheffield United have recalled Jordan and we have to be pleased for him as a player.
"I spoke to Chris Morgan and his thoughts are to play Jordan.
"We had no whiff this would happen but things change at football clubs. Danny Wilson left Sheffield United last night and Chris has taken over, and he's a fan of Jordan, so it's one of those things."