Inkster (MI) WR Cameron Gordon burst onto the in-state scene last year after a breakout performance at Michigan’s summer camp last year. Over the past year he has garnered recruiting attention from some of the Midwest’s top programs, many of whom covet him as a linebacker. While it’s fair to say he’d prefer playing wideout, Gordon insists he isn’t vehemently opposed to playing on the other side of the ball.
“I really never said, ’never, oh no, no... I don’t want to do it.’ It was just like, ‘hey, I’m a receiver.’ It really aint that big of deal. I really didn’t explode or get mad (about the idea of playing LB or nothing.”
Tennessee, Purdue, Michigan State, and Michigan have apparently all discussed Gordon’s potentially high ceiling at linebacker. That talk has caused him to think a little more about the possibility. That’s why he was more than willing to play both ways at Michigan’s senior camp on Saturday.
“They said just said I’m athlete,” Gordon recalled. “I did pretty good at both positions, but really didn’t really say they preferred one or the other.”
A bigger development on the day for Gordon was the personal attention he received from the Michigan coaching staff. With his bond with coaches being a key factor in his ultimate decision, Michigan LB coach Jay Hopson earned some positive points for the Maize & Blue in that department.
“He really has a lot of interest in me,” Gordon said of Hopson. “He likes me as a football player. So hey, I really like that.”
The experience in Ann Arbor, while positive, didn’t culminate with an offer. For the time being, though, Gordon doesn’t appear overly concerned.
“I’ve just got to talk to the coaches more, and we’ll see from there,” he said. “I really don’t have any top schools yet. Michigan State offered me first, then Cincinnati and Bowling Green, but I really don’t have any favorite schools. I have no clue (who the favorites are) yet because I really haven’t seen many schools. I could probably answer that when I get to see more schools and get to meet more staffs like Iowa’s or something like that."
“I’m supposed to go over to Iowa’s (camp),” Gordon continued. “I think it’s one on the 19th. I have no clue yet on if I’ll go to Michigan State.”
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Gordon in the coming days.