Summer Tour

Tawain Gordon has a busy summer planned. The 6-foot-1, 180 pound defensive back recently kickstarted his efforts at West Virginia, participating in camp.

"The camp went real well," said Gordon, who worked out with the defensive backs at WVU's first weekend camp session. "I felt like there was a lot of talent within the receivers that were there. There wasn't many cornerbacks so I was able to get a lot of reps." <> With his eyes on finding ways to improve as a player, Gordon believes he picked up technique tips to help develop his game.

"The defensive back coach (Brian Mitchell) really helped with me technique and my back peddling," Gordon said. "They were giving me tips on how to read receivers and to see what was coming."

Gordon, who was making his first trip to West Virginia, gave positive reviews about the whole visit, and not just the camp itself.

"They have really nice facilities," he said. "I like how they have their players lounge and a place for academic studies right there beside the locker rooms."

For Gordon, the recruitment process is beginning to take shape. While searching for that initial offer, schools have begun to ramp up their interest.

"I've been hearing from a lot of schools," he said. "Akron, Pitt, Toledo, Kent State and West Virginia have all been taking to me of late. I don't have any offers right now but hopefully those will come."

Though West Virginia hasn't stepped up with an offer, the Mountaineer coaches were sure to relay their satisfaction in Gordon's presence at camp.

"Coach Slaughter came up to me and said he was happy I made it to the camp," Gordon said. "They said they were happy to see me in person."

This summer Gordon plans to camp at Northwestern, Purdue and Indiana.

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