Huskers offer Hutchinson JC lineman

The need for help across the offensive line for Nebraska is an immediate need. Nebraska is now going into the Junior College ranks to pull out some offensive line help that will be able to enroll in the spring semester and provide immediate relief.

Marcus Gordon may be just what the doctor ordered for Husker fans. The 6-foot-6 and 320 pound lineman from Hutchinson (Kan.) Junior College is holding a Nebraska offer among others. This season was a little rough for Gordon.

"It didn't go that well. We went 2-7. We don't track any individual stats. I felt like I could have done way better this year. I think that after the first couple of games that I got my head down. It was hard to pick back up. I went out and played hard."

The offensive scheme that they use at Hutchinson allows Gordon to pass block and run block. "We run a shotgun and wishbone offense. I'd say that here that I've developed my pass-blocking. My run-blocking isn't the best. But, I can get some holes open. I have a problem with staying low."

Out of high school he was set to go to a four year school. "I'm originally from Memphis and played at Westside High School. I committed to Arkansas State out of high school. I needed to work on my grades so I went to Hutchinson. I am eligible to transfer for the spring semester."

As of right now it is about who he can visit before he has to sign his letter or intent. "All of the schools want me to take a visit on the same day. It seems that they all want me to come in on December 3 or 10. They're waiting I guess. Our signing day is on the 15th."

"I'm going on an unofficial to Arkansas against LSU this weekend. I just got a call from North Carolina State saying that they were interested. Nebraska has offered, Utah State, but their coaching staff was just fired, Iowa State, Ole Miss, and South Carolina."

A rumor was floating around that Gordon was to be in town this weekend for Nebraska versus Colorado. If he was, this is news to Gordon. Beyond that, it seems that Gordon may be at least narrowing the scope of potential schools by geography.

"I don't know. I am waiting to see what the word is about that one. At first, I really didn't have my mind made up. I really sat down and gave it some thought and I'd really like to say down South. I'm trying to set up with the Southern teams first."

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