"It's looking like there's an 87% chance that I'll go
to Florida," said Gordon earlier in the day when
speaking to Scout.com. But all that changed Monday
evening when he spoke to the Florida coaching staff.
He became 100 per cent certain and said yes to the
Richard Gordon said Florida's coaching staff and academics
allowed him to make the final choice with confidence.
"They've got a great coaching staff and they've got
some great academic support," he said. "And with the
new coaches there I think I'll have a good chance at
getting into the rotation. Plus the environment around
the campus and the community feeling there are great.
I'd also be close to my grandma and some of my other
family members that live in Georgia. They'd be like
two hours away from me."
Gordon visited Miami over the weekend and he enjoyed
the visit to the school that's not all that far from
"My trip to Miami this past weekend was great. I'd
give it a ten. Pedro Marti (defensive line) was my
host. We basically went to a party on campus and just
hung around there.
"Miami is right around the corner from me so
everything there looked great. I didn't really have a
highlight on the trip. And I didn't have a negative to
In Gordon's senior year at Norland, he had 35 tackles
and one sack in the five games he played. He also had
245 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
He carries a 2.6 GPA in the classroom and has taken
the SAT once (770). He retakes the test a week from
"I'll have no problem qualifying next time I take the
test," he said. "And none of the coaches I've talked
to have ever mentioned taking the JC route."