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Gordon Goes Deep At Fortius Project

You can’t teach speed, and with Laurel receiver Brandon Gordon there’s no need. He has plenty. On Saturday he made the short trek to Jones County junior college to put that speed on display.

That was just a sample of his exceptional skill set, which helped him earn all-combine honors. His game was

“It felt great competing with other players. That’s my favorite thing to do. Just to be at the camp competing was awesome to me,” Gordon told SES Mississippi.

“It’s just I love to compete. It pumps my blood. Then to be competing with other great players in the state is just awesome.”

On one particular catch during the 7-on-7 period he caught a deep ball and took it all the way to the house. He used his speed to get open and then to leave the defense in his dust.

“I felt like I had to score when I touched the ball the first time,” Gordon said. “I love scoring. Getting tired couldn’t stop me. I had to shake that off.”

Besides that big catch, Gordon felt that his hustle and ballhawking ability helped him to shine as one of the camp’s brightest performers. Next season he will bring those qualities Between the Bricks.

After catching 32 passes for 635 yards and three touchdowns for South Jones last season, he will be teaming up with a few of his fellow campers from Laurel this season.

Gordon should prove to be a big time addition for the Tornadoes in 2017, as his speed produced nearly 20 yards per catch in 2016. And if Saturday was any indication, he already has a rapport with Laurel quarterback Sinclair Ulmer. The two often connected at the Fortius Project.

“He has the ability to get the ball where it needs to be for his receivers to make a play on it,” He said of his new quarterback.

Another Ulmer, Kobie, should also prove to be a lethal combination alongside Gordon in 2017. With so much offensive fire power coming back for Laurel, Gordon feels good about what they can accomplish in his senior season.

“I want to have a great season and win a state championship,” Gordon said. “It’s going to be hard to stop me and Kobie Ulmer at outside receiver this season.”

“We all want to win a championship. We’ve been working hard every day and everybody is on the same mission. We are all trying to be great.”

The experience of playing Between the Bricks is something he is looking forward to, as well.

“It pumps my blood to come out and see all the fans. The atmosphere is great,” Gordon stated.

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