Signing Day Capsule: Thomas Gordon

Gordon never made any bones about the fact that he wanted to join his high school teammates Teric Jones and William Campbell at Michigan.

Thomas Gordon
Safety 5-11/205/4.51
Cass Technical HS (Detroit, Michigan)
NR: ** - Position Rank: 115 Player Video
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His Recruiting Story

Cass Tech's quarterback of three years, Gordon's recruiting came along slowly as he did not play defense until his senior season.

He made no secret of his goals as he announced at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp in Detroit last summer that he wanted to join his high school teammates Teric Jones and William Campbell at Michigan. He came to the Wolverines' summer camp with several MAC offers, determined to prove to the maize and blue that he was worthy of an offer from them as well.

He ran a 4.51 in the forty yard dash and also intercepted several passes during drills. Still, the Wolverines wanted to see him tackle with pads on. The season started and Gordon did well at both quarterback and defensive back. He earned his first Big Ten offer from Michigan State after the third game of the season. The next week, the Michigan offer came and shortly afterwards, he committed, fulfilling his dream and a promise the Wolverines made to look at him again after camp.

"They kept they're word. They said if they saw the tape they were going to offer me. They kept their word."

Gordon also held up his end of the bargain, turning in a fantastic senior season which earned him All-State honors. In that final year, he passed for 1,347 yards and 12 touchdowns, rushed for 1,128 yards and 11 scores from his quarterback position and made 52 tackles and three interceptions at safety. His versatility is something the Wolverines plan to make use of.

"They said I have a chance to get playing time early," Gordon said of his talks with UM coaches, "They said they were looking for fast guys and guys that can learn the system/ They said I will start out playing safety and that's my main position, but there might be a couple packages for me at quarterback."

GoBlueWolverine Commentary

Gordon is an underrated prospect. He has the body of a college player already and has shown good instincts and ball skills in the secondary. He will have to continue to develop there since he only has one year of experience at that spot, but he is also a hard worker who will do whatever it takes to contribute. He should be a fine special teamer early on and do not be surprised if he works his way into a safety spot later in his career.

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