Seemed like I was reading quite a bit about him during 7-on-7s, but I haven't read anything recently. Anyone have any idea what's going on? It doesn't help that MGoBlue.com isn't really working well today.
Anyone heard anything recently about Cameron Gordon?
has a small blurb that RR liked what he saw, may see pt as a true freshman, can't find the link though.
Edit: Play time at WR.
For whatever it's worth, some of the "buzz" on the premium sites have him outperforming Stokes -- but that's not a negative against Stokes. Just that Cam has been impressive. Big kid with good hands. Both these guys have a lot to learn in a short time. So a lot of it is mental, how fast they pick it up.
Hemingway and Gordon on the same side is a nice pair of blockers.
What will get him in the game would be his size. It will be a huge plus to have deep threats like Stokes and Mathews on the field and Gordon as a big guy with hands who can block. My hope for Gordon is that he turns into a poor mans Hines Ward, just reliable at catching the ball and possibly helping a RB break it further down the field.
Hines Ward minus the bitch moves
On one of the videos from mgoblue.com -- sorry don't remember which one, there are so many -- Cam runs a quick route, slips, but then pops up on his knees and makes a difficult catch with both hand over his head. This impressed me, especially after watching Stonum continue to drop easy passes. Yes he slipped, but Cam showed great balance, concentration and hands. Also Cam passes the "eye test," while Stokes seems a lot smaller than I thought.
is pretty big considering he's a frosh, just out of curiosity how big were you expecting him to be?
I thought he was a little taller, like 6-2. The fall roster has him at 6-0 181. He just looked a little thin, but I'm sure he'll progress with Barwis. Also, I guess it was looking at him next to Cam (6-2 208), who is already big for a frosh.
in the RR era is a giant.
But just in case you're not here are the WR's committed since RR, you'll note 7/13 are 6'1" or taller:
Martavious Odoms 5-8 164
Jeremy Gallon 5-8 165
Tony Drake 5-9 170
Terrence Robinson 5-9 170
Drew Dileo 5-10 175
Roy Roundtree 6-0 154
Je'Ron Stokes 6-1 178
D.J. Williamson 6-1 172
Darryl Stonum 6-2 180
Cameron Gordon 6-2 211
Ricardo Miller 6-2 208
Jerald Robinson 6-2 175
Jeremy Jackson 6-3 194
I wouldnt really count Stonum as a RR recruit. He commited to Lloyd months before his final season even started.
more as a WR that signed to play during the RR era [edit: I should have made that more clear in my original post, I see what you're saying]. But to a certain extent RR had to re-recruit Stonum because of things like Urban Meyer telling lies.
however, your listing of the WRs and corresponding height was appreciated as I didn't think the 6'+ count was that high. On that note, I'm hoping RR's ability to recruit better/taller players at Michigan will allow him to expand the offense to include some good ole' Terrel/Edwards type stretch plays as well as slot ninja screens.
and yes, I think we are all hoping for an improved vertical passing game whether through better WR's or a more competent QB than last year
You realize that not every WR that M brings in can be a Tacopants right? Hes a once in a lifetime type of talent. Lower your expectations a wee bit.
Like what was said earlier this guy is a big wide receiver and he will get playing time this year. Hopefully he will be a good blocker and can catch some deep routes.
heard at one point in practice he almost knocked out JVS on a crack block. Word is staff had to help JVS off field.
You guys probably know this (though I didn't), but JVS is Andy Van Slyke's kid. Pretty good sports genes, and a draw to Michigan because of his dad probably. Also, he has the same bday as me, albeit 5 years later.
Sounds like he'd make a great linebacker. Too bad we can't move him there to shore up depth
It would be silly for Gordon to play this year. He is a big, slow WR whose best attribute is probably his ability to block.
Ahead of him on the depth chart:
6. Roundtree (slot and WR)
7. Stokes (perhaps)
There's no reason to burn both of our freshman WRs' redshirts, especially if our TEs are going to be more involved in the offense and we have a plethora of available slots.
If he can pick up first downs and and doesn't drop the ball play him.