Gordon Eyes Big Summer

Cretin Derham (MN) cornerback Tim Gordon talks his recent camp performance at Minnesota and if a Gopher offer is on the horizon along with much more.

This summer is a time for recruits to pick up some offers and really get their name out. Cretin Derham (MN) cornerback Tim Gordon has been doing just that by going out to various camps and talks about how his recruitment is going.

"My recruitment is going great and I am talking to a lot of schools," Gordon told GopherDigest. "I am definitely talking to a major amount of BCS schools, but it is still early, so an offer could pop up and change everything. I recently got back from the Sound Mind Sound Body camp and I have attended a couple other camps, but anything new could pop up, so I am not really sure what other camps I will do. As of right now, I am focused on school and getting ready for this next season."

The 5-11, 175-pound physical cornerback already holds offers from North Dakota, Colgate and South Dakota State, but is also hearing from many others like Wisconsin, Ball State, Pittsburgh, Iowa State and Minnesota. Gordon has connected with the Gopher coaching staff and got to display his skills at their camp recently, but so what would it mean if he got that Minnesota offer?

"I talk with mostly my position coach at Minnesota," said Gordon. "I camped there recently and it went great. There were a lot of things that they wanted to see in person with me and I definitely gave them what they wanted. I performed pretty well from what I heard from them, but I am not sure if they will offer now or wait till the season. They have run by me that they want to see me during the season, so an offer will most likely come then."

"It would definitely be big if I got a Minnesota offer. I am definitely thinking about the possibility of playing at home and for my state. I feel that would be great, but no matter what happens, the Gophers will always be in my top three. I grew up going to Gopher games and to play in the Twin Cities would be nice. Definitely something I am looking forward too and I would love to be a Gopher."

At this point of his recruitment, he doesn't have a top list and is just enjoying process as it goes. His decision timeline in his the beginning of his recruitment was to commit before the start of his senior season, but with colleges waiting to see his performance, he is willing to wait it out.

"There isn't really a specific time to decide," said Gordon. "I kind of wanted to be done before the season started, but I am just going to let it happen. Whatever school best fits me, then that is when I will make the decision."

Gordon is not the only player on his team going through the recruiting process by junior quarterback Ricardo Johnson and highly regarded sophomore defensive end Jashon Cornell doing so as well. The trio of recruits have talked before about playing together at the next level, but what are the chances it actually happens?

"We have definitely talked about that," said Gordon. "Jashon is like a little brother to me and we have definitely talked about going to the same school. He is obviously a super star kid that has blown up his sophomore year and has many options, but we do talk about that possibility seriously. As far as Ricardo, that is also a possibility too. We are all handling our recruitments and doing our own thing, but we all have talked about playing together. If we have the same offers and everything is right, then we could very well go to the same school."

This upcoming season for the under the radar cornerback will be pivotal for his recruitment and to show a new part of his game that he has been working on during the off-season.

"We are definitely coached up by some of the best coaches and having been getting us ready for the season technique wise," said Gordon. "Last year, I would say I relied on athletic ability and have always been able to make plays, but after the season was when I started to work on my technique and the little things that will make me a better player. I am now working on my defensive awareness and just understanding the plays. I want to know the defensive inside and out, so I can make plays not just on my athletic ability, but on my physical awareness and technique as well."


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