Last minute switch-eroo for Gordon

There technically is an early signing period when you consider junior college transfers that will enroll at a four year institution. In about two and a half weeks, schools looking for immediate help will be looking to the junior college ranks and hoping to get faxes sent in by these prospects.

One of the most coveted junior college players in the nation is Marcus Gordon, an offensive tackle from Hutchinson Junior College in Kansas. The 6-foot-6 and 320 pound Gordon is getting ready to get some visits in and hopefully come to a decision.

"No, I didn't get to go home this weekend so my planned unofficial to Arkansas didn't happen. I have an official set up to Nebraska for next Wednesday (12/8) and then I am flying into Louisville (12/12) directly from there."

The last time that Big Red Report caught up with Gordon he was unsure about Nebraska's interest. The offer was fairly new and no talks had taken place between he and the coaching staff about taking an official, what changed?

"They just called me up and asked me if I would like to visit or not. I told them that was good for me and that I didn't have anything else set up yet."

Beyond not talking to Nebraska, Gordon also talked about wanting to play again in the southern part of the United States. He mentioned that he would schedule visits to "Southern schools" first before scheduling an official to a school that didn't meet that profile.

"I don't know, maybe I have changed my mind. I haven't had anyone step up and really try and get me yet. By taking the visit I am hoping that it might change my mind about that. Coach Blake and Coach Wagner are recruiting me."

"I would consider committing on my visit if everything goes right. I am strongly considering Nebraska because I think that they are a team on the rise. I sat down and really thought about what I was looking for and who would be going to win in the future and who can I contribute with right away."

Gordon is planning on majoring in Sports Management and is eligible to transfer and enroll in the spring semester to a four year school.


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