DL Waiting For UM Offer

Miami Norland standout Richard Gordon will enter his senior season as one of the most heavily recruited defensive linemen in the state. And it's for good reason. At 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds, Gordon brings tremendous athletic ability and upside to the position. He feels his best days are way ahead of him.

"I didn't put up a lot of the big numbers like some other guys," Gordon said. "I think that's why not a lot of people know who I am just yet. They're gonna see it this year. I've been working real hard and now I'm ready to explode into the competition this year."

Gordon finished last season with eight catches for about 100 yards on offense. He had roughly 20 tackles, two sacks, and two blocked kicks as a defensive end. He's hoping to get back on track this season.

"I really wanna help my team get back to the state title game," he said. "That would be the ultimate. I'll do whatever I can."

The talented defensive end has been drawing major attention from various college coaches.

"I have about ten offers right now," he said. "I wouldn't mind staying in Florida to play but it wouldn't bother me at all to get out of Miami to see other areas. I'd probably like to visit Florida State, Florida, and South Florida. I'm not sure about the others yet."

Gordon said he's still waiting for an offer from the hometown Hurricanes.

"I get a lot of mail that's handwritten and stuff," he said. "UM usually waits a little longer than mose people (with offers) anyway. I still like them a lot but right now, I can't put them as one of my favorites since I dont have their offer yet. That could change. I guess they wanna see what I can do this season."

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