TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa (Okla.) East Central cornerback David Gordon is one of the best players in Oklahoma.
And while he was hampered with a slight injury, he showed why he's got offers from national programs like Arkansas, LSU, Michigan and Oklahoma at last weekend's 66th Annual All-City Classic in Tulsa.
Gordon's East Central team battled hard against Tulsa Booker T. Washington and Tulsa Central last Friday night. He said the scrimmages were good in helping both his and his team's development.
"You know we're just trying to build team unity, you know character we're trying to get that down," Gordon, who committed to Arkansas, said. "We have all the talent in the world. It's just how good we're going to mesh together as a team that's going to determine whether we're going to go to state or not.
"And that's what we've been mostly trying to do is unify the team. Last year we kind of broke down when it came down to leadership roles and positive roles. There was a lot of negativity. Right now we're trying to minimize that and give ourselves a chance."
He also discussed his personal goals for the season.
"To keep my faith in God and just stay strong and try to help this team to a state championship in football and in track – I want to leave my footprint in Oklahoma and break some records – the fastest to come out of Oklahoma," Gordon said.
Gordon is a top 10 player in the state of Oklahoma and is currently ranked as No. 8. However, admittedly he still has to work on getting better.
"I've been trying to coach myself up by watching film and stuff like that. I've been watching film and just trying to get better," Gordon said.
In earlier conversations Gordon discussed how he was working on becoming a complete player – both wide receiver and corner. He has been progressing.
"I think that's going real well," he said. "It's just I've only been to two camps."
Are there any other plans for one of the fastest athletes in the state?
"I mean number No. 1, like I said before, just keep my faith in God and make myself a better Christian. Instead of individuals we need to make ourselves one," Gordon said.