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Skill trumps size for Gordon

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Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech dual-threat quarterback Thomas Gordon is one of those players that plays much bigger than his size. At only 5-foot-10 and 193 pounds, many schools would likely back away from him. However that's not the case at all during the spring evaluation process.
"Michigan State coach Dan Enos came to my track meet this week," Gordon said. "He couldn't talk to me though because he was busy. Michigan State, Indiana and Michigan want me to come their senior camps they will base their decisions on me off that.
"I have an offer from Central Michigan, Toledo and Bowling Green and a few other schools are close. Cincinnati is close. Indiana wants me to come to the senior evaluation camp. I think if I go down there and put on a good performance they will offer me."
At this point, Indiana has indicated to him that they like him as a quarterback target and Cincinnati likes him as a safety. Will playing under center become a factor in his recruitment?
"I haven't put a lot of thought to it," Gordon said. "I just want to go to college and play ball. I have been playing quarterback in high school, and I like it a lot. If I had to choose I would go to Indiana and play quarterback. I like the spread offense they run. I like that better than playing safety."
Cortez Smith was one of Cass Tech's top players last season and he's heading to Indiana, and it's pretty clear that he's doing his best to recruit him to Bloomington.
"Every day he always ask me if I am going to be a Hoosier with him," he said. "If I can go down there with a teammate that would mean a lot to me. We played together since I got here and that would just be cool man.
Gordon, though, doesn't seem to be in a rush to commit.
"I want to wait and weigh my options, and see where I am going to be at," he said. "I kind of want to keep it private and not stir anything up when I do commit."
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