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Posted Sep 6, 2008


"I'd like to commit just before signing day," Josh Gordon said. "I want to take my time and take all my visits. I want to see if any other schools come into the picture late." Texas Tech is a team that Gordon says fits his game perfectly. "I love the style of offense they run. It's perfect for a receiver...I've gotten to know their coaches pretty well already..."

Josh Gordon, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound two-star wide receiver from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, has gotten new offers from Texas Tech and Kansas and both the Red Raiders and Jayhawks are in Gordon's top five.

Gordon, ranked as the No. 200 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, now favors Missouri and Texas Tech solidly over Texas A&M, Nebraska and Kansas. All of his favorites have offered as well as Houston and Baylor.

"I'd like to commit just before signing day," Gordon said. "I want to take my time and take all my visits. I want to see if any other schools come into the picture late."

One school that Gordon admits he'd love to get an offer from is Michigan. "They still send me some letters, but they haven't called or anything," he said.

"I was a little shocked they lost to Utah, but they are basically building that program from the ground up so it's gonna take some time."

The school that is recruiting him the hardest is Nebraska. "I like how direct they are with me," Gordon said. "They send a lot of mail, but you can tell it isn't all the bulk stuff they send everyone. It's all personalized and direct.

"I don't know too much about Nebraska yet, expect for their great tradition," he admitted. "They really want me to come visit them and are trying to set up a visit for their homecoming game (against Missouri) on Oct. 4.

Gordon hasn't scheduled any official visits yet.

Although Gordon admits he didn't get to see too many games during college football's opening weekend, he did catch some of the Missouri/Illinois game. "I think Missouri looked real good," he said. "They seem to be living up to their expectations and I think they'll have another great season."

Another team that hopes to live up to their expectations is Kansas. "A lot of people say that last year was a fluke for Kansas and that they were just lucky," Gordon said. "I don't know about that. It'll be interesting to see what they do this year.

"I haven't really followed them too much, but I plan to," he said. "I know they run a spread offense, which is great for me."

Gordon says that being in the right offense is going to be very important to him. "I want a style of offense that fits me," he emphasized. "I want to go where I can get the ball and play early, so I'll be looking at the depth chart."

Texas Tech is a team that Gordon says fits his game perfectly. "I love the style of offense they run," he said. "It's perfect for a receiver.

"I also like that they've been recruiting me the longest and I've gotten to know their coaches pretty well already."

Houston Lamar High School opened their season with a 39-13 victory over Clearbrook. Their next opponent is Fort Bend Marshall.

He says he plans to major in business management and reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 21 ACT.



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