Gordon Reacts to Waynes MSU Commitment

Through much of the spring and the early summer, it appeared Melvin Gordon was a significant Iowa lean. Things might be changing in that regard. His teammate and best friend, Trae Waynes, committed to Michigan State on Monday. The '11 Wisconsin RB now seems more open about his recruitment. HI.com caught up with Gordon Monday night to get the latest. Find out what he had to say right here.

When news spread across the Scout.com network that Bedford high school (Kenosha,WI) wide receiver Trae Waynes committed to Michigan State at their one-day camp on Monday, immediately fans started to wonder if the Spartans would also secure his teammate Melvin Gordon. HawkeyeInsider.com caught up with the Scout.com 3-star running back to see how he felt about his visit to East Lansing and his friend's commitment.

"I don't know how I feel or what to say about it. Trae is actually sitting by me right now," said Gordon. "They took us on a little tour at Michigan State today and from what I have seen, they have the best facilities in my opinion. They are definitely climbing on my list at this point. They are now one of my top schools."

Gordon started to publicly favor Iowa in April and continued to have the Hawkeyes out front in late May, but now seems to be wide open.

"I would say my favorites are Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State, and I'm heading to Tennessee, I like them a lot," said the 2011 Scout.com nationally ranked No. 53 running back. "I don't know if I will make a decision before the start of the season now. I want to visit Wisconsin, check out Tennessee, and after all of that shoot back to Iowa for another visit."

Iowa has possibly lost a little ground with the 6-foot-1, 185-pound back, but it is a solid sign that the soon to be senior wants to make another visit to Iowa City.

"I have checked out the campus a couple times, but I want to make sure to see it again and compare it to a couple other schools I have seen recently," said Gordon.

With a whirlwind of visits this summer, it's often forgot that Gordon is preparing for his senior season. A season where he would like to improve on his 96 carries for 1,060 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns.

"I'm trying to improve on my power game. I'm looking to lower my shoulder. A lot of people say that I'm not lean enough and that I won't run anyone over," said Gordon. "I'm wanting to show they are wrong and that I can lay down the shoulder if I need to."

HawkeyeInsider.com will continue to track Gordon's recruitment and inform Iowa fans if anything breaks.

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