Gonzalez commits to WKU

5-foot-11, 174-pound defensive back is the No. 11 commitment for WKU in the 2015 class.

The in-state commitments keep rolling in for Western Kentucky.

Dupont Manual defensive back Jordon Gonzalez committed to the Toppers on Tuesday, joining teammate Ty'Ron Horton, who committed on Saturday.

The defensive duo landed offers after shutting out local powerhouse Bowling Green High School 27-0 in a scrimmage Friday night.

"Next day on Saturday, Coach (Greg) Nord told me that they liked what I did in the game," Gonzalez said. "I had an interception, a few other nice plays, and he said they were gonna have a meeting on Monday and talk about it, said they'd let me know sometime this week.

"I gave him a call today (Tuesday), and he asked if I still needed time to think about coming to WKU. I said 'No sir. I like the atmosphere, the coaching staff, everything.' He said 'Well then, we'd like to offer you a scholarship to Western. Would you like to accept our offer and commit?' And I told him 'Yes sir, I'm committed.' He was excited, I talked to (head coach Jeff) Brohm, he was excited too. They just welcomed me to the family."

Gonzalez chose WKU over interest from Ball State, Miami (Ohio), Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati.

One reason the Toppers may have pulled the trigger was getting their first look at Gonzalez at cornerback.

He played safety his junior year, just making the transition to cornerback this year, and other programs had said they wanted to see him at cornerback before offering.

Too late now. Both him, and Horton, are headed to the Hill.

"We're pretty close, we're friends," said Gonzalez, on the duo pledging for WKU. "We talked about playing together today in the weight room, how cool it was gonna be we'll get to play together for the next four years."

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