July 23, 2008
Gordon will be in attendance on the 27th
Being recruited as an athlete can be tough. For prospects that can play at multiple spots, balancing a position of best fit verse a preferred position is a game that several kids have to play every year.
One such prospect is Thomas Gordon of Detroit Cass Tech. With good size at 5-foot-11 and almost 200 pounds, and good speed with recently timed 4.48 40, Gordon is a player that several schools would love to have.
"Right now, I have offers from all the MAC schools," reports Gordon. "I'm also talking with Michigan State a lot. They seem real close to offering, too."
However, Michigan State has a highly-publicized shortage of scholarships that may prevent the Spartans from offering Gordon. If the offer is going to come, it will only be after the season.
"I'm taking my CMU offer real seriously. They were the first ones to offer me, coming out of tenth grade. I don't know much about them, but I've heard a lot of good things. I'm going up there on the 27th for 5-Star Chippewa Day with my family to check it out."
Last year, Gordon played only quarterback for the Technicians. This year, in an effort to garner more recruiting attention Gordon will play both safety and quarterback. When asked, Gordon seemed pretty undecided about where he wanted to play in college.
"I haven't really put much deep thought into it, to be honest. But, Coach Jones said it's up to me if I want a shot at quarterback. He has no problem giving me a shot to play there."
Regardless of position, the prospect of early playing time is one of the reasons Gordon likes CMU.
"Playing time is a real big thing. It's definitely going to play a part. They can develop me into the type of player that I want to be. They are at the top of my list."
With mostly juniors and seniors in the secondary, Gordon could find his way into the defensive mix real quick as a Chippewa. Also, within the next two years CMU will have a hole to fill at quarterback.
A lot of uncertainty surrounds Gordon's recruitment. Thus, he has chosen a time frame for his decision that should allow many questions to be answered.
"I got to talk with my dad and my coach. Definitely not until after the season, probably closer towards the winter. I just want to take my time and make the right decision."
What position will Gordon settle in at as a college player?
Will Michigan State have any scholarships left come December?
Stick with ChippewaCountry.com as we continue to bring you the latest on CMU football recruiting.
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