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Melvin Gordon

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Running Back
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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  • Ht:6'0"
  • Wt:185 lbs
  • 40:4.52 secs
  • Shuttle:4.17
  • Vertical:36 inches
  • Class:2011 (High School)
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
WisconsinCOMMITTED (12/05/2010)12/03/2010Bob Bostad
IowaNoneNoneLester Erb
Iowa St.NoneNone
Michigan St.NoneNoneBrad Salem
Washington St.NoneNone

Scouting Report on Melvin Gordon

by Barry Every - 08/09/2010
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • AthleticismBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Gordon is built like a potential safety or outside linebacker. He has wide shoulders and a muscular, athletic build. Has a build similar to UCLA defensive back Rahim Moore.
Needs Improvement: Running with more forward body lean will help Gordon with yards after contact and durability. He also must work on becoming a better route runner and catching the ball away from his body.
Most Impressive: Has an extremely versatile body type and could project as a safety or even grow into a linebacker. His body structure is very impressive as he looks to have the durability to do some damage on the football field.
Conclusion: An almost sure bet to redshirt if he stays at running back. I believe he will have to make a position change in order to become a starter for a major BCS level school.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Year AttYdsAvgTDNoYdsAvgTD
2010 (Sr.)131582,00912.7381032632.63
2009 (Jr.)11981,06110.8111127124.64