Gordinier Has Two In Front; Three On List

Three schools remain in the hunt for Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic OLB/DE Jamie Gordinier, and two are standing out.

Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic's Jamie Gordinier is down to three schools, but his concentration is mostly focused on two of them.

Miami and Boston College are standing out to the 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end/outside linebacker, and Duke is stilling hanging in there.

"I like Boston College a lot," Gordinier said. "It's really the same stuff as Miami, so I guess you can say those are my top two schools. I would say those are at the top, but I'm also interested in Duke a little bit."

Gordinier is planning a summer decision, but before choosing a school he wants to make a return trip to Miami, which could come after Red Bank Catholic lets out of school June 18.

"I've had a great relationship with the coaches ever since they started recruiting me," said Gordinier, who plays at the alma mater of Miami coach Al Golden. "The first time I went there, I loved it. The one thing I missed was hanging out with the players and getting to know the players.

"This time, if I go back and I stay with the players, it will really give me a good feel for it."

Gordinier added not one thing stands out when he thinks about Miami.

"It's everything about the school," he said. "I got to talk to the president of the school, the dean of the business school, and I got a good feel for everything."

The type of player experience Gordinier wants to see at Miami already took place at Boston College, where he visited in the spring. He spent a lot of time with tight end Michael Giacone, who played at Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep.

"What I liked about BC were the people," he said. "I got to hang out with the players, and all of them seem like the kids that go to my school now. They are definitely kids I can get along with. I loved coach (Don) Brown, the defensive coordinator who is also the linebackers coach. He is doing a lot of good things with his defense, and he's got a great history."

Although Gordinier wants to decide before training camp begins in August and Miami is his only planned visit, he is contemplating a return to Duke to see more of the campus, and the program.

"They're probably the top academic school that I've been talking to," he said. "I visited there and the campus was great, I got to see the coaches, but the thing with them is I went on junior day so there wasn't as much (personal) attention.

"That may be a school I would like to go back and visit, other than Miami."

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