ScoutTV: Gino Gordon

A new name on the recruiting scene recently is Gino Gordon from San Diego (Calif.) Francis Parker School. Gordon plays running back and free safety and could play on either side of the ball in college. He quietly picked up an Oregon offer in the spring, and Stanford joined in late July. For your first look at the 5'11" athlete, we offer eight minutes of highlight video from his junior season.

Formerly known for bringing four-year women's tennis standout Amber Liu to The Farm, San Diego (Calif.) Francis Parker School is suddenly hot on the Stanford Football recruiting radar.  The Cardinal collected their most recent commitment from Parker in the form of offensive tackle Tyler Mabry.  Immediately afterward another Stanford offer was sent to the small school for 5'11" athlete Gino Gordon.

While Mabry's commitment was stunning news, there is even more mystery surrounding Gordon.  We do know that Oregon has also offered, though it is unclear on which side of the ball he projects in college.  A standout running back and free safety for the Lancers, Gordon averaged 7.0 yards per carry with 12 touchdowns and 973 yards last fall while delivering 50 tackles and five interceptions.

"Gordon is a tough runner, impressive given his size," says California recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman.  "He's got excellent vision, seeing holes quickly.  And he knows how, and when, to cut back.  He has a good ability to change his direction on a dime and he's got good breakaway speed.  His size isn't the biggest, but he plays tough.  He also delivers big hits from the secondary.  Not easy to bring down, and definitely plays bigger than he is."

Form your own opinion about this athlete and where he might fit on The Farm with these extensive highlight clips from his junior season.  Watch #2 light it up on offense and defense to better understand his early pair of Pac-10 offers.

Tyler Mabry Scout Profile

#2 RB/FS Gino Gordon 2005 highlights (part I) -
#2 RB/FS Gino Gordon 2005 highlights (part II) -

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Gino Gordon highlights (part I)
Gino Gordon highlights (part II)

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