Speedy Linebacker To Camp At Auburn

This talented linebacker prospect talks recruiting and his upcoming visit to Auburn. The report also features video highlights.

Weston, Fla.--One of the more talented linebackers in Florida for the class of 2009 is seeing his recruiting pick up dramatically during the summer months as he prepares to begin his summer camp circuit with a trip to Auburn in July.

Speedy Shane Gordon from Cypress Bay High says that so far he's gotten over a dozen scholarship offers, but at the moment he's without a leader.

"Things are picking up a bit," Gordon tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Coaches are calling me and stuff. It's good. I don't know off the top of my head how many offers I have, but it's a pretty good bit. I don't have any favorites, I'm going to take some visits first."

Still deciding on possible destinations for official visits, the 6-0, 225-pounder with 4.5 speed says his first trip will be to Auburn for the one-day camp in July. With an offer from the Tigers, he says he's anxious to see what Coach Tommy Tuberville's program is all about when he makes the trip.

"I'm definitely looking at Auburn," Gordon says. "It's a big team. They're on TV all the time and I want to play on TV. They are known for having good teams. Their linebackers are good. too. Coach (Eddie) Gran is nice. He seems like a good coach."

Among the other schools that Gordon says have offered are USF, Louisville, Southern Miss, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Kansas State and Kentucky. The offer list will likely continue to grow as more teams get a chance to see Gordon either in person or on video.

In his first year at Cypress Bay after transferring from Chaminade-Madonna Prep, Gordon had a strong junior season at linebacker with 63 tackles, nine sacks, and one interception. That was enough to earn him second team All-State honors. As a sophomore he made 70 tackles with 11 sacks and forced two fumbles.

A member of the track team at Cypress Bay with a personal-best 100-meter dash time of 11.17 in the spring, Gordon is an explosive linebacker who says his strengths as a player are getting to the ball and being physical. "I play fast and I make plays," Gordon says.

While many players are getting their decisions out of the way early, Gordon says right now he doesn't have any plans to get his done. "It will probably be after my official visits," he notes.

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