Freddie Roach has been quite busy since he arrived on campus in Oxford. Not only has he been trying to help rebuild a defense that was held together by Scotch Tape in 2016, but he has also been working the recruiting trail hard, earning verbal pledges from Deuntra Hyman, Allen Love, K.D. Hill, Quentin Bivens, and Hal Northern. Now, he is on the board for 2019.
Gordon, a three-star 2019 strong-side defensive end from Meridian, Miss. decided to end his recruitment (for now) by choosing to commit to the Rebels over notable offers from Southern Miss, Tennessee, and interest from Mississippi State, and Texas. The nation’s No. 46 strong-side defensive end is just a junior, but has become a big name to keep an eye on in the Magnolia State.
Through five games in 2017, Gordon has collected 53 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, three passes defended, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. If you’re keeping score at home, that’s over 10 tackles and almost three sacks per game.
How does he fit in?
The 6’4, 265-pounder is a big, athletic specimen that has his best football days ahead of him. Jamond looks to be someone who is comfortable with his hand in the dirt and standing up and coming off the edge as an outside linebacker. He utilizes his length and hands well to fend off blockers and offensive lineman and is not shy when it comes to pursuing the football when it goes away from him.
Gordon will join teammate Hyman and freshmen Ryder Anderson and Charles Wiley as the youngsters at defensive end. Marquis Haynes and Victor Evans will graduate after 2017 and the Rebs will be looking to build depth behind the aforementioned Anderson and Wiley as well as Austrian Robinson, Josiah Coatney, and Markel Winters.