Kansas State fans recently received news that director of football recruiting operations Joe Gordon is leaving Manhattan, Kan., to become a graduate assistant for Division III Mississippi College. Fans, however, will not have to worry about Gordon’s son parting ways with the Wildcats.
Three-star receiver LeAndrew Gordon (Arlington, Texas/Pantego Christian), who committed to Kansas State in February, confirmed on Wednesday that his pledge to the Wildcats remains 100 percent. There were questions surrounding the younger Gordon and whether or not he would look at different schools once his father left.
“I'm still committed and still coming to Manhattan,” said Gordon, a 5-foot-7, 170-pound receiver. I was thinking that with my dad, this is a good opportunity for him, but it didn’t have anything to do with my decision. I’m very happy for him. Maybe I can meet up with him down the road.”
Gordon said his father’s decision originally came as a small surprise. Joe Gordon played in the Kansas State secondary from 1993-96 and then returned to the school as a part of the staff in 2009. The younger Gordon understands the move, as his father is looking to get into coaching full-time.
“I know what he’s trying to do and where he’s trying to go,” Gordon said. “Although I hate to see him go, I’m excited for him. As for me, I’m still going to K-State.”
Gordon, who has run the 40-yard dash in 4.31 seconds, has been offered by Yale and also has received early correspondence from Missouri, Oregon and Texas Tech. He caught 22 passes for 265 yards and five touchdowns as a junior and also rushed for 291 yards and two touchdowns, averaging more than eight yards per carry.