LeAndrew Gordon Commits to K-State

Posted Feb 25, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State staff continues to hit the state of Texas hard with the verbal commitment of WR - LeAndrew Gordon. KStateFans Caught up with LeAndrew to discuss his decision.

LeAndrew Gordon, who was offered in person by Coach Snyder in the fall of 2010, decided the time was right to commit to the Wildcat program. The 5-foot-7, 160-pound wide receiver/defensive back plays at Pantego Christian Academy in Arlington, Texas.

"Ever since they offered I think that’s where I really wanted to be," said LeAndrew of Kansas State. "I love the college atmosphere in Manhattan. I like where it’s located. The Midwestern people are very friendly.

"Coach Snyder is someone who I have great respect for both on-and-off the field. And I get a chance to follow in my father’s footsteps. That’s where he played, and it’s been in my heart ever since I was a kid."

Gordon’s father, Joe Gordon, played for the Wildcats from 1993 to 1996 and was an All-American in his junior season. He joined Coach Snyder’s staff in 2009 as Director of Recruiting Operations. It was Michael Smith, however, who Gordon told of his commitment.

"Yes, I committed to Coach Smith over the phone," Gordon said. "I’m very excited. My goal is to come in and help the team get better in any way I can. I’m going to start out at wide receiver, but they really recruited me as an athlete. I like the way [Kansas State] utilizes wide receivers that don’t have the typical size like Brandon Banks and gets the most out of their ability."

Gordon was First Team All-District as a junior. The Panthers ended the season at 4-5 missing the TAPPS playoffs, but Gordon thinks next season will be different.

"We have a lot of athletes returning next year, so I think we’ll have a strong team," said Gordon. "My goal is to make the playoffs and make All-State. It goes through my mind every time I walk through the locker room.

"This spring I’m just going to run track and go to combines. There’s a Nike Sparq Combine coming up on March 24th at Cowboys Stadium here in Dallas."

It won’t take long for Gordon to pay a visit to his future campus. He’s planning on being in Manhattan next weekend for Junior Day.

At Pantego Christian Academy, Gordon plays football with his younger brother, Sergio, currently a sophomore. Gordon’s other early offer was from four-time FCS champion, Youngstown State.

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