Two Offers And Counting For Gafford

Iowa Western CB Rico Gafford (5-10, 188) has seen recruiting pick up over the past couple of weeks. The talented corner recently pulled in his first two offers and he's got several more programs eyeing his talents...

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Iowa Western (Iowa)
  • CB
  • 5'10"
  • 188

"I have offers right now from Ohio and Wyoming," Gafford told "The other schools talking to me right now are Troy, California and Buffalo."

As a freshman for the Reivers last season, Gafford totaled 33 tackles, two interceptions and four pass breakups while starting six games.

"I have speed, so press, man-to-man, that's what I do best," Gafford a 4.38 sprinter noted. "I like to use all my speed to shut receivers down and make plays.

"This offseason, I've really been working on my footwork, that's number one, and then just getting stronger so I can be more physical, both with receiver and against the run."

As a prep, Gafford enjoyed a solid career at Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa, but he was only a partial-qualifier, so he decided to join the best JUCO program he could find.

"They were the only JUCO that recruited me and my high school coach told me that it would be a good place for me," Gafford said. "I felt it was a place that would get me to the next level."

Gafford is on pace to finish up his academic work in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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