Zach Gordon’s Carrollton squad had an impressive 2011 season despite a season opening loss. “We lost our first game of the season to Oxford in Alabama who is a power,” Gordon said. “We started 0-1 with our feelings hurt but won 11 straight and lost in the 3rd round of the playoffs on a last minute interception to Peach County. We came together this year, it was disappointing to us as we didn’t make it as far, but we left a legacy here as seniors and [it was] great to tee it up for the future.”
As an individual, Gordon believes he had a good season as well. “I feel like I really did [have a good year.] I know with anyone who has committed, their target on the back gets bigger. My coaches said just go out and play football and play like you play. I put the hype behind me and played football.”
Gordon is well known for his ability to block which helped him catch the attention of the Wake Forest staff. “Coach Lobo offered because of my ability to block because they had some trouble blocking some great defensive ends in the ACC,” he said. “If I’m able to play early, that will be a big reason why - I’m able to hang in and block with the best.”
This past weekend, Gordon took his official visit to Wake Forest to visit Coach Lobo, his recruiting coach, Coach Knorr, and the rest of the staff at Wake Forest. “Oh man, it was more than anything I can ask for,” he said. “It’s kind of funny with all the rules, they nitpick on an unofficials but on an official [visits] those rules don’t matter much anymore. They can pay for things, take you places, and we don’t have to worry about as many of the rules so it was good to relax and go to dinner with some great players and coaches. I got a lot of questions answered and had a great time.”
Gordon also had the opportunity to hang with incoming recruits Tyler Cameron (enrolled) and Tyler Hayworth as well as another 2012 prospect, Quinshad Davis. “Quindshad was looking at things a lot at the same time I was so we saw him a lot,” Gordon said. “He really got a good feel for what Wake’s all about. He was with his mom and grandmother and they seemed to really, really like what they saw. Let’s hope we can get him to Wake.”
Gordon, who has qualified academically, will sign with WFU on February 1st at 9:00 AM at a ceremony at his school.