“I just always knew I would be a Tiger one day,” he said. “It’s been a dream since childhood. For it also to be my first offer, I knew I had to make the call. It was all working out perfectly for me.”
“We just talked about what I could bring to the team as a tight end, because they are losing two guys next year and coach wanted someone like me to come in and fill those spots,” he said. “He thinks I can be that person.”
When Miles offered Gordon a scholarship, his dreams were officially realized.
“I took it on the spot,” he said. “My mom was in there and she was just as excited as coach Miles was. It was a moment where I just felt good about myself; I was proud of what I had done. I was also happy because I stepped up and made the first big decision of my life.
“I have been recruited by coach (Frank) Wilson. He’s a really cool guy and very up front. He had been in contact and I knew how they felt about me.”
Gordon, a 6-foot-5, 250-pounder, said that Miles praised him for his versatility.
“Miles said he really liked me because I am very much the total package,” he said. “I can block well, but I can also get downfield and be a receiver, which is what he likes. I have been told that I am a physical blocker but that I can also run routes just as good as a receiver. I also have some good hands, so that gives me a chance to do both.”
The commitment is the fifth of 2012 for LSU and the second of the day. Ironically, Gordon’s commitment came in the same morning as another Edgard, La. native: Ronnie Feist.
“Ronnie is like my little brother,” he said. “We grew up hanging out together.”
Gordon said he has no other Junior Day visits planned, and the LSU staff has invited him to return to Baton Rouge for practices this spring.