The memory is still fresh in the mind of Inkster wideout Cameron Gordon. Early in Michigan's summer camp the former Melvindale high star (he recently transferred to Inkster) was dominating the competition in his peer group. He demonstrated skills that required being moved up to play with the elite group of upper-classmen. Once that happened, he still shined.
"I loved it," Gordon said. "I was excited to go there and show my talents. It went good. It turned out to be a good thing for me. That's where I got a lot of my exposure from. It seems like ever since then a lot of schools have been wanting to get me to go (to commit to their programs)."
"Actually I knew I did good when they brought me into Lloyd Carr office and I spoke with him," Gordon continued. "He was just giving me some insight on Michigan and telling me basically how I needed to talk to them about getting my grades and running track."
Gordon's experience in Ann Arbor proved to be great preparation for his junior campaign. The 6-2, 195-pounder found great success on both sides of the ball.
"It went great," Gordon said recalling his performance last year. "We turned out to be 10-2 and we got put out by Orchard Lake. I felt I did pretty good. I feel this year is going to be a better year for me on both sides of the ball. I think I had like 540 receiving yards. I can't remember how many tackles I had. I know I was second-team Detroit Free Press and All Down River."
Michigan's new regime is still in the process of getting up to speed on in-state junior prospects and has invited Gordon to the junior day in Ann Arbor on March 13th. The talented youngster has already been to Michigan State's junior day, and he came away extremely impressed.
"Last week I was at Michigan State and they offered me a full ride scholarship," he said. "I sat down and talked to Mark Dantonio and everything. It was a great experience for me. I like Michigan State a lot. They said I could play both sides of the ball. I told them I wanted to be a receiver. They said, 'okay, we'll look at you as a receiver. I know Ohio State… they want me to come down to a basketball game. Michigan State (and Ohio State)…those are the two schools that I have really been involved with. I want to go down to Iowa Wisconsin, and Purdue I talked to their defensive coach."
Even though Gordon has found the recent developments in his recruitment exciting, he has a plan that he wants to stick to. With attention from new suitors on the rise, he is not in any hurry to make a decision.
"I think I'm going to wait," said Gordon. "I've really only been up to Michigan State and Michigan. I want to see some more campuses before I commit to a school."
Stay tuned to GoBlueWolverine in the coming days for a video interview and video highlights from Gordon's sophomore and junior seasons. The talented youngster gives his top five, discusses where Michigan stands in his recruitment, and more.