Modesto gun-slinger is flying under-the-radar

One of the top returning JUCO signal-callers in the state of California this coming fall promises to be Modesto QB Teejay Gordon (5-11, 185). After a solid freshman season, the talented dual-threat prospect should be one of the top offensive producers in 2013 and he hopes that results in some attention from four-year programs...

As a freshman this past fall, Gordon completed over 64% of his passes for 2,771 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions and rushed for nearly 300 yards and five more scores.

"I definitely see myself as a quarterback who can run and make plays with his legs, not the other way around," Gordon told recently. "I would prefer to get the ball out to my playmakers, and I have some good ones, and let them do what they do.

"I also think I'm probably at my best outside the pocket, on the run and keeping plays alive with my legs and then getting the ball down the field. I'm really accurate on the run and getting the ball to my receivers."

Even with his big numbers, Gordon has yet to see recruiting even get underway although he has heard from one school.

"So far the only school I've talked to is Texas State," Gordon said. "I'm not really sure why, but all I can do is go out and do what I do and play the best I can play and the rest will have to take care of itself."

As a prep, Gordon enjoyed a solid prep career at East Union High School in Manteca, California but decided he wanted to play basketball at Modesto and spent the 2011 season on the hardcourt instead of the gridiron.

"I redshirted that year, but yeah, I was going to play basketball and then when the (football) coaches got ahold of me, I started to think about playing football again and it just worked out for me," Gordon said.

He is a good student and is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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