Early Pac-12 Offers for 2018 4-star CB Kyler Gordon

Aug. 26 -- Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy 2018 four-star cornerback Kyler Gordon has a couple of early Pac-12 offers and is hoping to land a few more...

Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy 2018 four-star cornerback Kyler Gordon (5-11, 180) is one of the top defensive backs in the West in the 2018 class.


Gordon already has a pair of Pac-12 offers and hopes to add more during his upcoming junior season.

He landed his first offer from Oregon in the spring and then hometown Washington followed during the summer.

"Honestly, I wasn't at all expecting the offers," said Gordon.  "I was really surprised and shocked.  And thankful."

The Ducks got on board first.

"Oregon offered me as a corner, but they were talking about receiver too," said Gordon.  "They asked me what I liked better, but I'm pretty sure they really want me as a corner but also return kicks and punts. Oregon was the school I grew up watching and kind of my favorite."

The Huskies followed suit and specified immediately that they like Gordon as a cornerback.

"I was at their 7v7 tournament and got an offer from Coach Pete (Chris Petersen) and Coach (Jimmy) Lake," said Gordon.  "I was excited because Washington is so close to home and they're building something there."

While the Huskies and Ducks got things rolling, Gordon is hoping to add more offers and he camped with both UCLA and USC in June as well as Oregon State and then had a teammate, Abraham Lucas, commit to Washington State.

"I went down to UCLA in June for their camp and I've been talking with their DB coach, Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) and he's really interested and likes me and said he wants to see my junior film," said Gordon.

USC is also keeping an eye on him.  

"I went to the USC camp and they said that they were looking at me and would be watching my junior season too," said Gordon.

Oregon State's camp was a good experience for Gordon.

"I went down for one of their camps around the end of June and talked to their DB coach (Cory Hall) and worked with theri staff and it was cool.  He said I'm on their board high right now," said Gordon.

With his 2017 teammate Lucas a commit to Washington State, Gordon said Coug assistant coach Eric Mele, who's been instrumental in Washington State's recruiting in Western Washington, has been ramping things up.

"Coach Mele said that he wants to get something going from Archbishop with me and Abe so he's going to be pushing the staff for me," said Gordon.

Gordon said that one school he hopes shows more interest and picks it up is Stanford.

"Stanford is a place I really want to hear from and one place I really want to go and check out," said Gordon.  "That one is in my head a lot lately."

Gordon said he'll really turn up the tempo in his recruitment next spring.

"I'll probably just go to some Oregon and Washington games, but it's still too early to get really serious about any specific school," said Gordon.  "I'll really focus on it more next spring."

Gordon will be playing with FSP Blue Chip 7on7 next spring for one of the better programs nationally and is looking forward to developing there.

"I started working with Tracy (Ford) this summer and it really helped me and I'm looking forward to working with him more and playing for FSP next year," said Gordon.

For now, though, the focus is on Archbishop Murphy and moving on past the 2A state semifinals, where they had their season end last year in a 3-point loss to Tumwater (Wash.).

The Wildcats open their 2016 season against Issaquah (Wash.) on September 2nd.

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