Late December Target

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Nov 25, 2008


"I'd like to decide by the end of December, so I'm hoping to be able to take a few trips before then," wide receiver Josh Gordon said. "I want to make sure I go to a place I feel like I fit in. I'll be finalizing the trips this week and definitely plan to visit Texas Tech and Missouri." The Red Raiders now lead slightly over the Tigers, Texas A&M and Oklahoma. The Sooners have yet to offer.

Josh Gordon, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound two-star wide receiver from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, hasn't set up any official visits yet but says he'll be doing so soon.

Gordon, ranked as the No. 206 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, finished the season (8-2, lost in second round of the 5A playoffs) with 23 catches for 523 yards and 11 touchdowns.

"I'd like to decide by the end of December, so I'm hoping to be able to take a few trips before then," Gordon said. "I want to make sure I go to a place I feel like I fit in. I'll be finalizing the trips this week and definitely plan to visit Texas Tech and Missouri."

Gordon still favors No. 7 Texas Tech slightly over No. 12 Missouri, Texas A&M and No. 3 Oklahoma, however the Sooners still haven't offered.

"I still hear from Oklahoma every now and then," he said. "But it's not as much as the others. They haven't talked with me about a scholarship of anything."

While the Sooners may be a long shot at this point, Gordon admits if they were to offer he'd take it. "I'd commit there if they offered," he said. "They are the ones that really stand out. They are the best team in the Big 12 and are consistent in every aspect of the game."

Cementing Gordon's feeling about the Sooners was their lopsided victory over then No. 2 Texas Tech. "I was pretty shocked," he said. "I wasn't expecting Oklahoma to blow them out like that. It was really surprising, but the Tech defense didn't look good at all.

"At Oklahoma all the player do their job," he said. "It just doesn't seem like they can be stopped."

. Despite his effusive praise for the Sooners, Texas Tech is still the team to beat. "I love their style of play," he said. "Their offense is great and I like how they run a lot of quick pass plays and feature the spread.

"They have a lot of smaller receivers and said they are looking for a big wide receiver like me," he said. "They said I'm a Michael Crabtree-type guy."

While the Red Raiders are his top choice, Gordon admits that Missouri is right up there as well. "It's pretty close between Texas Tech and Missouri," he admitted.

"Missouri has great coaches," he said. "They started out really well and then kind of lost it, but they seem to be playing pretty good again.

"I like how they like to air it out," he said of the Tigers offense. "I like coach Gary Pinkel and he said that I could be very effective in their offense."

Although Gordon lists A&M in his top five, he admits that he's unsure if he'd be a good fit in the Aggies offense. "I'm a receiver and they are more of a running team," he said.

Gordon's friend and teammate, three-star ball carrier Kalvin Guyton (ranked as Scout.com's No. 70 running back), is already committed to Texas A&M. "We've talked about playing together," he said.

"We're good friends and I'd like to play with him, but I've got to go where works best for me," Gordon said. "He's a running back so A&M is a good fit. I’m not sure if it would be good for me though."

Despite the Aggies struggles this season, he says he thinks they have a good upside. "They had a real rough year," he said. "It's been a long season for them, but they are still young and they'll be getting better and winning. They told me that I'd be able to play right away if I went there."

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



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