November 3, 2008

Gordon has more offers

Houston (TX) Lamar wide receiver Josh Gordon has schools all over the Big 12 vying for his services. At 6-foot-4 and 211 lbs., and with 4.5 speed, Gordon has all the attributes college coaches look for in a receiver. Gordon now has offers from three more Big 12 schools.

"I have received offers from Nebraska, Texas Tech and Kansas," Gordon said.

Gordon said he is very grateful and thankful to be receiving so much attention from these big schools. As of late, he said recruiting has been getting more intense and he is just taking the process one-day at a time. But don't expect a decision anytime soon.

"I am going to wait until the season is over," he said. "Probably sometime in December, so that I can take my visits. Sometime around there I think."

With offers from schools in Texas comes added pressure according to the wide receiver. It's not pressure that he is putting on himself, though, it is pressure from the community that surrounds him.

"You get a lot of promotions from different teams and people around here that will tell you about schools like Texas Tech, or Texas A&M or TCU and schools like that because they are like alma maters and stuff like that," Gordon said. "I guess it's just pressure.

"I have never let other people make decisions about my career and my life. I usually keep that stuff to myself and explain it to my parents."

While talks with these schools have progressed over the past few weeks, talks with Missouri have been waning as of late.

"I have not talked with any coach from Missouri for a while actually," Gordon said. "I spoke with coach Kuligowski a long time ago, like in the summer. I am not for sure why (talks have decreased)."

Even though contact with Missouri has been spotty to say the least, Gordon's perspective of Missouri has not changed. They are still one of his top teams.

"They (Missouri) are still high on my list," he said. "Still one of the top two or three schools. Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Missouri are the main top three."

One of the biggest factors that will determine where Gordon plays on Saturdays will be his ability to make an instant impact.

"I think it would probably be about playing time," the wide receiver said. "How far down the depth chart I will be projected as, and the whole time that I will be able to play."

For now, Gordon is still focused on his season. His team is undefeated this year and currently sitting at 7-0 with their final game on Friday. Because of Hurricane Ike, two of their games were cancelled this season.

"The season has been alright," Gordon said. "My stats are not exactly what I want them to be because of the teams we have played. Well we have basically blown them out. So we have been playing a lot of our second stringers, so my stats are not as high as they could have been. But my stats are higher than they were last year."

Gordon said that his team normally does not face that much adversity during the season, but he still thinks they are prepared for the teams they will face in the playoffs.

"We work our hardest for those games to make sure that we are ready for the big games and playoffs, so we don't slack in the playoffs."

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