Gordon didn't waste time after Mike Leach offered.
“Washington State was just the perfect fit for me… I talked to Coach Leach this morning and he said he’s been watching my film for quite some time,” Gordon tells CF.C. “It (committing) happened shortly following the offer. I had talked to my family, talked to my parents, a couple close friends and my coaches and came to the decision.”
Gordon has 4-to-play-3 at Washington State starting with this season. He could have played another season at CCSF and come out with the 2017 class -- and said he would have done exactly that had he not gotten a Pac-12 offer.
"Coach Leach said I was a great fit... he said he loved the way I got the most out of all the players around me... and kept guys' minds' right throughout the game," said Gordon.
Gordon led CCSF to the national title this past season, and led the CCCAA in TD passes (37). He threw for 3,864 yards on 286 of 439 passing (65 percent).
Gordon is great friends with safety Robert Taylor, who signed with WSU in February out of CCSF. Jim Mastro ran the recruiting point for WSU.
“I love Mastro because he’s pretty much the only guy who gave me a shot. I was very overlooked coming out of high school, I went to a small high school and I live in a small town (Terra Nova High; Pacifica, Calif.) He told me straight to my face (an offer) was going to happen and he was true to his word and no one else has really been with me. I have great respect for Coach Mastro,” said Gordon.
In high school, Gordon set Central Coast Section records for passing yardage (4,899) and touchdown passes (49) in leading Terra Nova to a CCS Division IV title, according to the Mercury News. He was selected Medium Schools state player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports.
With the addition of Gordon, Wazzu will have four* QBs on scholarship this season: fourth-year junior Luke Falk, third-year sophomore Peyton Bender and second-year freshman Tyler Hilinski (and five if WSU keeps Justus Rogers at QB).
"Apparently they've been in close contact with my coaches since the season ended and they had been waiting to see what was going to happen with their quarterback situation. It cleared up enough for them to pull the trigger and give me a shot," said Gordon.
Gordon said WSU was his lone offer, with Hawaii and others on the verge of putting a scholie on the table.
WSU 2016 recruiting class