March 26, 2008

4-Star WR has Spartan offer

Last week Rivals.com released their top 250 prospects in the nation for the class of 2009. One of the players that was on the list that has not gotten as much hype as some other prospects is wide receiver Cameron Gordon of Inkster High School in Michigan. SpartanMag.com caught up with this 4-star prospect and found out the latest on the top Michigan State recruiting target for the class of 2009.

The 6-foot-2,195-pound Gordon has had a busy couple of months and is now set to start to focus on recruiting. After helping Melvindale High School to an outstanding season, Gordon has switched schools and is now at Inkster High School. The Inkster football program is being re-built by Coach Greg Carter. Many will remember Coach Carter from his days of winning championships at Detroit DePorres High School.

Gordon will likely be a key component to Inkster's success this fall. Though Coach Carter is known for not using a lot of players both ways, the talented Gordon could see time on offense and defense. For as good a wide receiver he is, some believe he is just as good a linebacker and or safety. We asked Gordon about that.

"I can play both, but wide receiver is the position I prefer. That is the position (wide receiver) teams are recruiting for and that is the position I was offered at."

The scholarship offer Gordon is referring to is from Michigan State University. The Spartans are off to a tremendous start to the recruiting class of 2009 and Gordon is another one of the top in-state prospects that Head Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff are focused on.

"I was up at Michigan State a few weeks ago," Gordon said. "I got to tour the facilities and see the weight room. Everything up there is going to be real nice. After that I met with Coach Dantonio and he offered me a scholarship. He told me that he wants me there, but that I should take my time and make a decision that is best for me. Coach Enos has bee keeping in-touch with me. He sends me-mails weekly and I have spoken with him several times."

With the Michigan State offer in hand, is Gordon close to making a decision?

"I don't really have a date or a plan as far as when I will make my decision," he said. "I am going to the NIKE Camp in a few weeks and I have a feeling I will get more scholarship offers. I want to wait and see what all my options are and then sit down with my family and make my choice. My decision will definitely be a family one, having them be able to see me play is important to me."

Staying close to home is certainly and option for Gordon, but the out of state schools are still very much in the picture.

"Michigan State and Michigan are right up there," Gordon said. "I am planning on going to Iowa on March 30th for a Junior Day and I am also supposed to go down to Ohio State to see a practice there. Minnesota is also keeping in-touch with me."

So what will it take for Gordon to decide where will be his ultimate destination?

"I just want to go to a college that allows me to be the best I can be. I wan t as school where I feel like I am part of a family. That will be the school I decide to go to."

Gordon plans on attending one of the NIKE Camps in May. Either the Ohio State on May 8th or Penn State on May 9th. SpartanMag.com will be at both of those events and will be sure to keep an eye out for Gordon and report on his performance.

It is very possible that Gordon's stock could really go up over the coming months. Michigan State has made Gordon a priority of the class. They apparently want him to team with Donald Spencer to form a big physical tandem of wideouts that can not only be big play threats, but level defensive backs on running plays. Coach Dantonio wants the Spartans programs to feature complete wide receivers.

SpartanMag.om will continue to follow Gordon's recruitment over the coming months.


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