DITR: Versatile Lineman, Kyren Gordon, Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, Louisiana)

Kyren Gordon is a 5’10, 270 pound offensive and defensive lineman from Shreveport, Louisiana. Gordon is a member of the class of 2026 and provides plenty of versatility on both sides of the ball. He can seal off defenders or block running lanes entirely, dependent upon which side of the ball he is lined up on. He has good hand movement, which allows him to fight through and shed blocks.

Gordon also possesses a great mentality- after interviewing him that became apparent. While he’s solid on the offensive line, he best projects to the interior of the defensive line. Gordon’s floor is a great run stopper who can push the pocket, however, with some development and growing, his ceiling is a D1 defensive tackle.

Here are the best parts of his game:

Starting off with his hand usage. Violent hands can’t be taught, and those who posses them automatically have a leg up on the competition. Although Gordon is only a sophomore, he already has strong hands that make him an interesting prospect. He can fight through blocks using them, helping him win leverage battles and getting into position for a possible TFL or stop.

Gordon also has a solid size advantage. He’s already at 270 pounds; as he continues to grow throughout the next few years, his frame will match his size, making him a highly sought after recruit. He demonstrates a good understanding of his size, and the awareness of how to use it advantageously. His Hudl is the best example of this. He’ll use his violent hands to shed blockers, then his size to fill and block running lanes.

He also has great vision working through blockers and in the backfield. He can fight past opposing guards, then use his vision to get around blocking backs to create a tackle for loss. Gordon needs to continue to develop, however he currently shows plenty of prowess as a run stopper, with the intelligence and vision to close off running lanes.

Below is a QnA between Gordon and myself.

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

“My peers often compare me to Aaron Donald because of my size and Chris Jones because of his speed. Personally I don’t compare myself to anyone. I want to become a household name by 2026. I want people to say they want to be me when they grow up.

What are your stats throughout your football career?

“I have over 50 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries.”

What are your current football goals?

“To have over 100 tackles this season, get recognized and get at least five offers after this season”

What’s something you’re working to improve?

“My tackling, my IQ, my coach-ability and my speed”

What’s a strength you have in the game?

“Getting back to the quarterback. Also my IQ

What’s something football taught you?

“Football has taught me to become a leader. Don’t stop until the whistle blows. Always look up to your coaches. They are your parents on the field. Perseverance. And to overcome adversity”