Biographical Data: 5’9″ 165 – St Joan of Arc [Mississauga, ON] & Mississauga Warrior of the OVFL. Originally I listed Gordon as being from … Bishop Reding [Milton, ON]. He attended Bishop Reding for Grades 9 & 10, then JofA for Grades 11 & 12. His first minor football coach was former Gryphon Andrew Buckles.
Position: RB – a small, speedy running back. Perhaps he could play in the slot but I think Gordon is a change-of-pace back. More likely a specialist than an every down back. That was a role he filled very successfully for the Mississauga Warriors this summer.
Honours: Gordon is a speedster who also excelled in track while at BR, advancing to OFSAA Regionals in the 100 metre sprint. He was 0.01 secs from advancing to OFSAA. This summer with the OVFL Warriors Gordon shared time with a couple of other RBs. Yet he had a very productive season with 524 rushing yards in 8 regular season games. That included a very big performance in an important late season game vs the London Jr Mustangs. With a home playoff date hanging in the balance … On the ground, Brandon Gordon rushed for 217 yards on 14 carries, scoring 3 TD’s and finishing as the leading rusher in the OVFL. Jahvari Bennett also added 122 yards on 14 carries … according to Canada Football Chat.
My Take: Gordon has a little lower profile than our other RB recruits. I doubt he is being counted on to play immediately. But his role in the future may be similar to what it was this summer with the Warriors. I look for Gordon to contribute on the scout team in year one and use this season to get stronger, add some weight and refine his skills. One of the challenges for almost any high school RBs moving up to the CIS level is handling the blocking requirements of a college RB. How does a 165-lber handle a 250lb DE or a blitzing LB? That is what will determine how much playing time a back like Gordon will receive in the future.