Tampa DB signs with the Tigers

Cornerback is an area of need for the LSU football team, and the Tigers have received a signed letter of intent from Tampa defensive back Kerron Gordon

Vital Data: Gordon had a strong junior season that caught the eye of major colleges. He finished the 2000 season with seven interceptions from his safety position and was a serious threat on special teams as a returner. Teams kicked away from him in his senior season, but they couldn't avoid throwing his way entirely. He picked off one opponent in the end zone and returned it 105 yards for a touchdown – a new record at Plant High School. Gordon also had 13 catches as a receiver, and SuperPrep considers him the No. 50 prospect in the state of Florida.


Tiger Rag's take: The depth situation at cornerback for LSU could lead to immediate consideration for Gordon, who looked at Florida, Purdue and North Carolina before committing to the Tigers. What helps is that Gordon is academically qualified and could be called upon if needed.


The Scoop: Gordon played at safety in Plant's open-field defense and moved to corner in goal line situations. Coach Darlee Nelson believes Gordon fits the mold of the cornerbacks Nick Saban wants to bring in to LSU – fast and physical like the receivers they'll have to cover.

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