"The visit went great," said Gordon. "We went to the Murphy Center and checked out the campus. I liked it a lot. The facilities at NC State are real nice. To be honest, I haven't seen any better, and I've been to Clemson, [South] Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Duke. It was the best I've seen."
Gordon landed an offer from NC State earlier this spring. He is being recruited by Wolfpack assistant Jim Bridge, who also coaches the offensive line.
"Coach Bridge, man I like him a lot," Gordon stated. "The players I talked to when I was there, Camden Wentz and Tyson Chandler, they were talking great about him... talking about how much they like him as a coach.
"It's big that he is also my recruiting coach because if I go there then I'll already be familiar with the line coach and he'll know how I play too."
The 6-foot-2, 318-pounder attended a Shrine Bowl combine a few weeks back and ran a 5.37 40-yard dash with a 4.72 pro shuttle. He says that NC State is recruiting him as an interior lineman.
"Coach Bridge said he likes my toughness and athleticism," Gordon said. "He likes how I move and feels I've got long arms for my size which help me. He said I play with a mean streak that he likes.
"They are talking about me maybe playing center if I go there. He said that I would play either center or right guard, but I think it's starting to sound like center."
Gordon holds offers from NC State and East Carolina, and he has previously indicated that he wanted to announce his decision on June 28th, his birthday. That remains the case, as he will be taking a subtle approach to verbally committing.
"I'm going to make a decision on Tuesday," he said. "I'm not doing a press conference. I'm going to call the coaches, and my coach is going to call the local paper."
A honor student, Gordon carries a 3.5 GPA in the classroom and projects to be a full academic qualifier.