Not many prospects in the class of 2008 get it done better than Drew Gordon. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound power forward from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif., is a top priority for quite a few big time college basketball programs. Having already taken a couple of unofficial visits, Gordon is looking forward to taking two more in the next couple of weeks.
"Drew is handling all of the attention pretty well," said Archbishop Mitty head coach Brian Eagleson. "He has a great family and a great support staff. Things can be stressful at times because everybody knows his name when he steps on the court. We start playing for real this week.
"Drew has always had a lot of highlight plays," he added. "This year, we are trying to work with Drew to become a complete player. We've spent a lot of time on setting screens and on improving his footwork. That's been a focus of Drew's for a long time."
It's safe to say that a lot of people are well aware of Gordon off the court, too.
The No. 15 ranked player in the class of 2008 has high-major interest from Arizona, California, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Washington and others,
Gordon, a five-star prospect, has already taken several unofficial visits, and he is looking forward to getting back out on the road within the next couple of weeks.
"Washington and California are two schools that Drew has unofficially visited," said Eagleson. "He is going to visit Duke and North Carolina in two weeks. Those are the only visits he has planned right now.
"Drew is not in a rush to decide," he added. "He is trying to feel everything out and he wants to see the coaches' in action this year."
Drew Gordon Scouting Report: "A high energy player, Gordon sets the tone on the court with his hard working and athletic play. He is a terror on the offensive boards while also being an ever present shot blocking threat on the other end. In the post he can score with a jump hook, but he does need to improve his outside shooting and ball handling." Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com