Gordon made the announcement on Twitter shortly after receiving the offer.
"I didn't attend any of their camps this weekend because I went to their camp back at the end of last month," Gordon noted. "I did go up to their 7v7 camp with my team and we had a good day.
"Afterwards, coach (Chris) Petersen and coach (Jimmy) Lake pulled me aside and took me up to the offices there and they said that I was an 'OKG' which means 'Our Kind of (Guy)'. They said there aren't a lot of people who are good people and good football players, but they said I am one of them and they wanted to offer me because I was the kind of guy they want in their program.
"It was really great to get the offer. It's my second one and they are a school I am very interested in."
Lake also laid out why he wanted to extend the offer.
"He just said he'd been following my progress for a while and he really liked the way I handled myself," Gordon said. "He said he was impressed with my progress and he likes the way I get it done in the classroom and in games."
Gordon's other offer came from Oregon in June and they are the school he grew up following.
"Yeah, they were sorta my childhood favorite," Gordon said. "I followed them and I was just in shock when they offered me."
"I took an unofficial visit down there to UCLA and I went to Oregon State's camp," Gordon said. "That's about it for the schools that are looking at me at this point."
This fall, Gordon said he's planning to take in pretty much every Washington home game and that he hopes to make it down to Oregon for a game or two as well.
As far as when he'd like to make his decision, Gordon said before his senior year is the goal.
"I want to be done before the start of my senior season," Gordon said. "The biggest thing I will be looking at is the academics. That is the most important thing for me and something that will prepare me for my life after football."
As a sophomore last season, the 5'11", 180-pounder led the Wildcats with seven interceptions to go along with 29 tackles.