Three-Star DB Trent Gordon Talks Texas Longhorns and More

Three-star cornerback Trent Gordon checks in from Manvel (Texas) at 5-foot-11, 173-pounds. He holds early offers from LSU, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Tennessee and Texas A&M to name a few.

“I play both safety and corner and not a lot of other defensive backs can do that,” Trent Gordon said. “I hunt the ball, and that's what I do best.  I'll continue to work on my craft.  The recruiting process has been great. I love it and the fact that I can familiarize myself with the different colleges. The only thing that I was surprised about was how often the coaches contact you.  Meaning that I can be on a phone call and get calls and DMs from a lot of other coaches at the same time. I love talking to the coaches, and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of the coaches so that I can make the right decision.”

The Texas Longhorns are continuing to show a great deal of interest with Gordon.

“I keep in contact with Coach Naivar more often than any of the other (Texas) coaches,” Gordon said. “We talk about how I fit into their program.  He says he likes my length and physical play.  I plan on going there for a spring practice.  Looking forward to seeing how the DBs stack up.”

Gordon is wanted by many teams around the country.

“I keep in regular contact with Penn State, Cal Berkeley, UCLA, Duke, Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oregon, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa State, West Virginia, Stanford, Navy, and LSU,” Gordon said.

Four teams should get a visit from Gordon.

“I don't know what schools I am visiting just yet.  I will probably visit Texas A&M Aggies, Florida Gators, and possibly Texas Longhorns,” Gordon said. “UCLA is also in the picture.”

How does Trent Gordon break down his game?

“I would say that Trent Gordon is an elite defensive back that is extremely versatile at the different positions on defense. His speed and footwork give him the advantage.  He's best at tracking the ball, and when he hits, he hits hard.  Smart offenses try to avoid his side of the field. He has the drive and determination that will get him to be a big name in college football, and we definitely see him as an elite player headed to the NFL playing on Sundays.” Take

Trent Gordon is a Power Five conference-caliber defensive back prospect who will likely play cornerback at the next level, though he's thrived as a safety in high school. Gordon looks and plays bigger than his 5-foot-11 listing suggests, and he's long and lean, giving him plenty of space to add bulk in college. Gordon plays for one of Texas' strongest Class 5A programs and will be accustomed to good competition both in practice and games. He's a smart player who anticipates where the ball is going, whether defending the pass or the run. Gordon closes fast and can deliver the big hit. Those traits could also translate as a blitzer at the next level. Being a somewhat long-limbed DB, Gordon can improve his balance and lateral fluidity, but he possesses the tools to be a high-major cover man. - Gabe Brooks

Bio Blast

2016: Gordon enjoyed a strong junior season as he helped Manvel High School to a 13-1 finish and the Texas Class 5A Division I state quarterfinals. He recorded 81 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, two INT's, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and ten pass breakups primarily as a safety.

NOTE: Gordon moved from Conroe (Texas) Oak Ridge to Manvel (Texas) between his sophomore and junior seasons.

2015: As a sophomore, Gordon registered 29 tackles and one pass breakup for Oak Ridge High School near Houston. 

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