September 4, 2008

Gordon looking for big offers

When it comes to the state of Michigan, it is very possible that the best player in the state yet to sign is Thomas Gordon of Cass Tech High School. Rivals.com ranks Gordon as a 3-star prospect and the #91 Athlete in the nation for the class of 2009. SpartanMag.com spoke with Gordon last night and got the latest on his season and recruitment.

Gordon, who plays quarterback and safety for the Technicians, got his season off to a strong start last weekend in a 37-0 victory over Detroit Central High School. In that game he accounted for close to 200 all-purpose yards and 3 touchdowns.

With Gordon at the helm and with Michigan commitments Teric Jones and William Campbell also making plays, it is very possible that Cass Tech will be the team to beat in the Detroit PSL. We asked Gordon about that.

"We have worked hard in the off-season to get ready, but in our league everybody is tough. Detroit King is Detroit King and they will always be good and Southeastern is a team that runs an offense like ours and has a lot of talent. We just need to keep working hard and getting better."

From a recruiting standpoint, Gordon continues to hear from some of the bigger programs in the country.

"I have been talking with Michigan and Michigan State," he said. "Coach Dews keeps in-touch with me from Michigan. He keeps telling me to just have a good season and that he is pulling for me to get an offer. I have also talked to Coach Enos from Michigan State. He said that Coach Barnett is going to come down and watch me play."

It has been speculated that if Gordon gets an offer from the Wolverines he will commit right away. We asked him about that.

"I think I am going to wait things out until after my season. I want to see what happens with some other schools, you never know who might decide to offer. I grew up a Michigan fan, but I have also been following Oregon the last few years with Dennis Dixon. I want to take a few visits and see how I fit in at each school."

Many have speculated that the Wolverines will eventually sweep the Cass Tech trio, but we asked Gordon what it would be like if he ended up playing for a school that plays against his current teammates?

"I will always be friends with them, but when you step between the white lines that is when the hitting starts."

The Spartans recruitment of Gordon may step up a notch with the recent uncertainty about the future of Roderick Jenrette. Jenrette's status leaves the Michigan State thin at a position of need. The safety position has suddenly become a major concern for Michigan State and Gordon could be the beneficiary.

SpartanMag.com will continue to keep tabs on Gordon as his season and his recruitment unfolds. Look for his stock and his scholarship offer total to continue to rise as his senior season unfolds.


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