Four-star athlete Cameron Gordon of Inkster, Mich., has had another outstanding season, but the 6-2, 211-pound prospect is not ready to rest on his laurels. Inkster needs to take core of an important state quarterfinals game this weekend in order to reach their goal of a state championship.
Inkster (10-1) will play host to Chelsea (9-2) Saturday at 1 p.m. in a Division 3 game that should be a very entertaining game. Both teams feature top college prospects.
"I've heard about the running back they've got, Nick Hill," Gordon noted. "We just feel like if we do what we have to do, we don't have to worry about Chelsea or whoever else we have to play.
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"We're just looking to go to Ford Field and we're focused. When we lost to Highland Park (in week 2), that was just something that woke us up. Now that we've got that over with, we've been gaining a lot of confidence and come together as a team."
Gordon plays both wide receiver and safety for Inkster. His size and speed have also drawn looks for the linebacker position from some colleges. Gordon has been adamant since the start of the process that he sees himself as a wide receiver at the college level, but he is starting to soften his stance on that issue.
"I still am a receiver, but it's not something that will hold me back from going to a college," Gordon said. "I feel I am a football player, so it really wouldn't stop me from going to a school if I had to play defense. This is my first year playing safety and I really like that position too.
"Most schools just see me as a football player and say that I can play both sides of the ball. I guess that's going to come down to my decision."
So far Gordon has picked up scholarship offers from Michigan State, Minnesota, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Iowa, Bowling Green and Western Michigan. He also maintains contact with Penn State, Michigan and Illinois.
"I feel that more (offers) are coming, but the schools that I've got now, those are good schools. It wouldn't hurt me if other schools didn't come," Gordon said. "I'm just going to wait until after the season to take (official) visits. I really just want to get to know the coaches and everything before I get serious with one school."