July 8, 2008

Gordon talks about making a decision

Rivals.com 4-star wide receiver prospect Cameron Gordon of Inkster High School is one of the most highly coveted players in Michigan for the class of 2009. SpartanMag.com was able to catch up with the 6-foot-2, 211-pound prospect last night and has the latest on his recruitment and when he could make his college choice.

Gordon is ranked the #30 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com. SpartanMag.com has him as the #10 player in Michigan for 2009. Michigan State University was the first school to offer Gordon a scholarship and since that time several teams have followed suit.

"Minnesota just offered me," he said. "They offered me around a week or so ago. I also have offers from Bowling Green and Cincinnati."

Some have speculated that Gordon is not real high on the Spartans otherwise he would have pulled the trigger by now. Gordon told us that is not the case at all. The reason he is taking his time has more to do with how he wants to handle things rather than playing favorites.

"I like Michigan State a lot, I am not in a big hurry," Gordon said. "I will probably just wait until after I take few official visits. I have never really wanted to make my recruitment too big if a deal. I just want to play football. We should have a real good team this fall and that is what I am focused on right now, competing and getting better."

Gordon has been working on getting better quite a bit this summer. In addition to hitting camps and combines, his team has been scrimmaging several other teams such as Dearborn Fordson, Detroit Cass Tech and Detroit Finney in 7v7's the past few weeks.

As far as his recruitment, Gordon indicated that the teams he is hearing from most often include the schools that have offered as well as the Iowa Hawkeyes and Central Michigan. Both those schools could pull the trigger on a scholarship offer at anytime.

SpartanMag.com was able to scout Gordon at the NIKE Camp in Columbus, Ohio back in May, and he also attended Michigan State's 1-Day Elite Camp as well.

At the NIKE Camp Gordon showed why he is such a highly coveted athlete. Gordon has an explosiveness that other players just cannot match.

There has been some speculation that Gordon's best position in college may not be on the offensive side of the ball, but as a strong saftey or even outside linebacker. We asked Gordon about that.

"It really doesn't matter to me," he said. "I consider myself a wide receiver, but I will do whatever it takes to help my team win."

Gordon indicated that he keeps in contact with his recruiting coach, Dan Enos and Coach Don Tredwell from Michigan State. The fact that Coach Treadwell is involved would seem to indicate that the Spartans would like to see what type of impact Gordon can make on offense before even thinking about the opposite side of the ball.

Gordon should put up some impressive stats this fall. His Inkster team is loaded with talent, including 2010 Spartan recruiting target quarterback Devin Gardner. Many believe Inkster High School will be one of the odds on favorites to win the state championship.

Inkster High School has made an impressive turn around under Coach Greg Carter who was the architect of those great Detroit DePorres teams a few years ago.

Michigan State is tight on scholarships for the class of 2009, but Head Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff offered Gordon early for a reason. They obviously see him as a player that can help the team take the next step toward championships.

A player of Gordon's ability would certainly add to the impressive arsenal of talent that Michigan State is putting together this year, no matter what position he ends up playing.

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