Switching Directions

The Golden Gophers are having success on the football field and are hoping to have that same success on the recruiting trail. A local rising cornerback is switching his attention to his recruitment and talks about that along with much more

Minnesota has put a emphasis on keeping in-state recruits stay home and play for them. Saint Paul (MN.) Cretin Derham Hall senior cornerback Tim Gordon is one of the state's best prospects, but he was focused on the season. After losing in the playoffs, he is switching his attention to his recruitment now.

"I am just talking to a couple schools still," Gordon told GopherDigest. "South Dakota State, North Dakota, Colgate and Coastal Carolina have put out offers and I am also talking with Syracuse, Northern Illinois, North Dakota State and others, but everything is preliminary. We are recently coming off of our playoff loss and I'm now beginning to focus on my recruitment more now."

The 5-11, 170-pound ball hawk cornerback talks about his interest in the Golden Gophers and what it would mean to receive that offer from the hometown team.

"I have heard from Minnesota a little bit," said Gordon. "I'm eager to hear more from them as time goes on, but Levi Bradley who helps with my recruiting is in contact with them. For the most part he's family, but Minnesota just wants to see my senior film and go from there, so I'm in the process of finishing that up and sending it out."

"I think it's a great program and the coaching staff has done an amazing job. I like where the program is headed and I'd love to be apart of it. That would mean a ton if Minnesota did offer me. I'd be so thrilled. I would say I'd probably commit after talking it over with my parents."

With his final season over, he reflects back at the entirety of it and how he performed as well.

"The season went great, said Gordon. "There were a lot of ups and downs, but I felt like worked hard and competed. Unfortunately, we didn't achieve our goal of a state championship. Personally I had a pretty solid season with 7 interceptions, 19 pass breakups and 43 tackles."

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