Cameron Gordon: 2009 Prospect

Michigan is always going to produce several top prospects every year, and the Irish would like to steal a couple of them from the Spartans and the Wolverines if they can. Cameron Gordon from Melvindale High School (Mich.) is going to be one of the top athletes in Michigan and he's one of the prospects the Irish might be able to lure to South Bend.

Cameron Gordon (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) isn't quite ready t face the recruiting rush that is about to him, but he will get used to it in time. What Gordon does have is talent and he'll draw the attention of big-time programs.

"I haven't spoken with Notre Dame, but my coaches have talked to the Notre Dame coaches," Gordon responded when asked about his contact with Notre Dame. "I was supposed to go to their camp this summer, but I didn't make it. I'm not sure what school that I want to go to, but it's Notre Dame, so I have a lot of interest in them.

"I really don't have a dream school. I just want to make it to a big-time school and play big-time football. I'm really interested in the Big Ten schools. I'm interested in any big-time school that wants to recruit me. I want to be able to have a choice from a bunch of schools, and I don't want to be limited. I would like to go to school somewhere in the Midwest though, since I'm from Michigan."

Gordon has the athletic ability to play several positions, but he hopes to catch passes at the next level.

"Right now, I play wide Receiver and linebacker," Gordon said. "I think schools will recruit me as a wide receiver though. That's the position I have the passion to play. I think they like my size and they like the way I go up and get the football.

"I think I run good routes. I bring intensity and excitement to the game. When my team needs me to make a play, I generally make the play.

"Last season as a sophomore, I was second on my team in receiving," he said. "I had about 400 yards receiving and two touchdowns. A lot of my receiving yards came from YAC (yards after the catch.). This year, I think I'll improve on those numbers."

Gordon is already two games into his junior season. He hasn't put up big offensive numbers, but his team hasn't needed to rely on his playmaking ability just yet.

"We're not very far into the season and we haven't played our big games yet," Gordon explained. "We've played two game we're 2-0. I've probably had a bigger impact on defense. I had eight tackles in our first game. I've caused a fumble and I have a couple sacks. I have 80 total receiving yards. We really haven't had to throw the ball much yet, but we will once we get into the harder part of our schedule.

"The next four games we'll be playing some of our toughest games, so we're starting to get focused. I think we're prepared. We want to do the little things right, because we want to be in the state championship."


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