"Bowling Green was the first team to offer me, so I consider that offer to be really special." Gourdine said. "I remember immediately when I walked on to the campus a couple of coaches came up to me and took me to Head Coach Dave Clawson's office. The moment I entered his office, he told me that they were offering ten players that day and that I was one of those players. It was a great feeling because it was my first offer and my parents were with me, so it was great to share it with them as well."
Soon after receiving his first offer from Bowling Green, Gourdine received another offer, this time from Eastern Michigan.
"I received my Eastern Michigan offer while I was at school." Gourdine replied. "I remember my head coach calling me into his classroom and he gave me the phone and Eastern Michigan Assistant Coach Mike Hart was on the phone. Mike Hart didn't say much because I was in school but basically told me they were offering me a full ride scholarship to come play for them and that they would talk to me soon. I was so excited about the offer, that I texted my mom and dad while I was in class and told them my good news. It was a great experience talking to Mike Hart, who was a great running back at Michigan that I watched and admired."
Gourdine plans to attend Central Michigan Junior Day in March and possibly a few other Junior Days.
"I am looking forward to the Central Michigan Junior Day and I would definitely love to receive an offer from their staff while I am there." Gourdine said. "I am happy to have college interest from so many schools, I really feel like my hard work is paying off and I am eager to receive more offers as time goes on."
While Gourdine is excited to have two offers and increasing college interest from schools like Michigan State, Notre Dame, San Diego State, Mississippi State and Alabama he is in no rush to commit anytime soon.
"I am really enjoying the recruiting process right now so I don't plan to make a commitment right now. My main focus is working on my game and becoming a better leader to my team, so that I can help lead us to a championship next season."