Gordon Stays Home

Coach Tad Boyle reeled in his second class of 2012 commitment this week with Wesley Gordon.

A class of 2012 prospect who began picking up a lot of buzz this year has been Wesley Gordon. Living in Colorado Springs, Gordon wasn't in a typical hoops hot bed, but his play was opening up eyes.

The 6-foot-8 Gordon really attracted the attention of first year Colorado Head Coach Tad Boyle. Boyle made him a priority in the class, and that paid off on Saturday night with a pledge to the Buffalos.

"He picked the University of Colorado," said Gordon's father Ed. "He picked Colorado because he wanted to stay home and make Colorado a powerhouse for basketball."

According to the elder Gordon the decision came down to the individual attention that Boyle and the entire Buffalos staff showed his son.

"They have been recruiting him the hardest since the very beginning," said Gordon. "They have been the only school involved recruiting him very heavy. The head coach has been down quite a bit, and he fits into their style."

He continued, "It is only an hour and a half away, so he decided he wanted to make Colorado a powerhouse. Mainly it was the coaching staff and how they operate. His mother and I are pleased."

Gordon becomes the second commitment for Colorado in the 2012 class. He joins fellow Colorado native Josh Scott as pledges.

The commitment to Colorado came over interest from Arizona, Xavier, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Missouri, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Colorado State.

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