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Rion Gordon

Rion Gordon

  • GRAY COURT, SC
  • 2007
  • 5' 10''
  • 190
  • 2025
  • Clinton High School Jr Varsity Red Devils
    Clinton Middle School Wildcats
    FBU South Carolina 2020
    FSG TEAM SOUTH CAROLINA 8th GRADE
  • Football
  • Athlete
    Long Snapper
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Scouting Report

Rion is relentless in pursuit of the ball. He's a real physical presence at Defensive End. He plays hard on each and every down, and always plays through the whistle. His use of sound technique is evident on his film. It allows him to gain the advantage on his opposition. Gordon is quick off the snap of the ball and uses his foot speed and leverage to keep opposing lineman off balance. He enjoys being a disrupter. Once the ball is snapped he's in his opponents grill looking for a way to make play for his team. Whether it's making a tough tackle or forcing a fumble, Rion will make his presence felt. On offense, Gordon is now playing Center where he impacts the play on each down. His sound technique translates to this side of the ball as well. Being physical and leading the way for his team's O-Line. Gordon has put on some muscle of late as well, allowing him to be even more of a physical presence in the trenches. Most impressive, is that Gordon excels at doing the little things right. He prides himself on learning his craft, which leads to having a big impact on game day.

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Achievements

  • Year
    Honor/award
  • 2021
    Attended Wingate University Football Camp
  • 2021
    Attended FBU TOP GUN in Naples, FL
  • 2021
    Attended TOP 200 SHOWCASE in Charleston, SC
  • 2021
    Attended The Show by NextGen
  • 2021
    Attended Tusculum University Prospect Camp
  • 2021
    Starting Center and Defensive End for Team SC at the FUTURE STARS GAME in Jacksonville, FL
  • 2021
    Invited to US National Football Team Training Camp
  • 2021
    Invited to FBU TOP GUN
  • 2021
    No Sweat FBU Middle School All-Camp team
  • 2021
    FBU CHARLOTTE REGIONAL CAMP
  • 2021
    Attended NextGen Atlanta Showcase
  • 2021
    Invited to Recruit Nation College Prospect Showcase
  • 2021
    Attended US National Football Team tryouts
  • 2020
    Student-Athlete Special Recognition @ The Show by NextGen
  • 2020
    Attended The Show by NextGen
  • 2020
    UC Report Elite Showcase Ranked 187 of 459
  • 2020
    Made FBU Team South Carolina
  • 2020
    Invited to The Show by NextGen
  • 2020
    NextGen Elite South Showcase Atlanta
  • 2020
    Attended NUC Top Prospect Camp
  • 2020
    NextGen Mid-South Elite Showcase Nashville
  • 2020
    Invited to NUC Sports ALL- World Game
  • 2020
    Invited to NUC Sports Top Prospect Camp
  • 2020
    Invited to evaluations for All-American Bowl hosted by Offense-Defense Football
  • 2020
    Selected to participate in the Youth Armed Forces Bowl, Rice University Houston, TX (rescheduled to July 2021)
  • 2019
    Attended Dabo Swinney Football Camp
  • 2019
    Invited to NUC SPORTS All - American game
  • 2019
    Invited to NUC Sports Top Prospect Camp
  • 2018
    All-Saban Team Defensive Line
  • 2018
    Attended Nick Saban Football Camp
  • 2018
    Attended Dabo Swinney Football Camp
  • 2017
    Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2017
    Attended Kirby Smart Football Camp
  • 2017
    Attended Dabo Swinney Football Camp
  • 2016
    Attended Dabo Swinney Football Camp

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Schools

School Name HS Graduation GPA
Academic Advantage Association (Homeschool) 4.0
SC Preparatory Academy 2025

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Goals and about me

My Dream Goal
My dream is to play Defense for Coach Venables and the Clemson Tigers. However, I will not rule out playing college football at any level. I would also like to play in the NFL then come back to my hometown and put back into the community by creating a competitive football platform to give others the opportunity to excel.
My Individual Season Goal
I guess I’d have to say my season goal would be to play to my best ability at any position needed to help my team and teammates have a successful season. Once I get to the high school level my goal is to reach All-Conference and All-State status as an individual and help my team reach State Championship level.
About me
My name is Rion (pronounced Ryan). I’m 14 years old and live in Gray Court, SC. I am homeschooled with a 4.0 GPA, however I play Jr. Varsity football at Clinton High School, Clinton, SC. I am the starting defensive end, center, long snapper and 2nd string guard in order to best serve my team. I also was the starting center for South Carolina's first FBU team and Team Carolina 13U for the Texas Youth All-Star tournament even though we did not get to attend due to weather. I was the starting center and defensive end for TEAM SC Future Stars team in Jacksonville, FL in June. I also participated in NextGen The Show at IMG Academy, as well as FBU TOP GUN in Naples, FL. Although, I am an early undergraduate I have already experienced both winning championships and losing, not just football games but in life itself. When I was three years old my dad deployed to Afghanistan, and I did not understand why he was leaving. Although, while he was gone my papa stepped in as a father figure and we became super close. My dad returned home from his deployment in July 2011 and everything was great. Then, in November, my papa (who drove a truck) passed away from a heart attack while driving. He had left for work early so he could be home later in the day for my football game. At four years old all I knew was papa was not coming and I thought it was my fault. My parents assured me that it was not my fault, but I still did not want to play football anymore. My family asked me, “What do you think your papa would want you to do?” and my answer was to play ball. So, I did and anytime I feel I’m not good enough or fast enough I just remember I’m playing in my papa’s honor. Along with my life’s lessons I have had to overcome some physical limitations, as I was legally blind until I was eight years old. I had to have eye surgery (four to be exact) I had been walking around, playing football and baseball and doing my school work basically blind. After, the surgeries my vision was corrected to 20/50. However, I was no longer able to play baseball, that is when I knew football was going to be my sport. So, I started working harder to improve anyway I could. I started dance classes to help with balance and footwork, started attending as many football camps possible and learning all I could. Learning to overcome obstacles, manage the joys of victory and perseverance through the pain of loss and defeat, has helped me grow into the student-athlete I am today. On top of football I am also a competitive dancer in tap, clogging (2020 Mr. America's Clogging Hall of Fame) and hip hop and I also take classes in ballet and contemporary. Dance has really helped me improve my footwork, speed, balance and grace on the football field. As I start my 9th grade year, I have had great success in my academics. My plan is to maintain high academic standards throughout high school and college to ensure I receive an education I can use after athletics.
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