August 19, 2022
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Gridiron Football Top 300: Ollie Gordon

Ollie Gordon is an electrifying running back in the class of 2022 for Trinity high school in Euless, Texas. At 6’1 210 lbs., Gordon’s build allows him to be effective in any offensive scheme. Although his build gives him success on the field, we have to attribute it to his football IQ and ball carrier vision as well. Gordon’s ability to find the open hole gives him a competitive advantage at any level of football. When he finds open field, which is very often, he is nearly impossible to tackle one on one. He proved this his junior year, posting 2,083 rushing yards on 209 carries. Gordon was able to frustrate defensive coordinators by averaging 9.96 yards per carry, or nearly a first down every time he touched the ball. Running the ball isn’t the only thing Ollie is good at, he can also catch the ball out of the backfield. He can line up as a wide receiver or expose the defense through screen passes. His speed helps him create issues for defenses wherever he is lined up as he ran a 4.4 40-yard dash. Gordon excels on the football field and in the classroom posting a 2.9 GPA. Gordon is definitely a player to look out for in his senior year.

Why did you choose to play football and when did you start? I started playing football around the age of 4, because it was my favorite sport.

What life skills has football taught you over time? Football has taught me to keep a level head and to stay humble.

Would you consider yourself to be a power, elusive, or a receiving back? I would consider myself to be a versatile running back that can do it all.

As a running back do you prefer runs inside or outside? I like inside runs so I can to make cuts and see what hole is open.

What’s your favorite move to do in game? (Juke, Spin, Hurdle) Although my chances are limited, my favorite move to do in game is a hurdle.

What’s your favorite play to run? My favorite play to run is any counter play, so I can have blocks set up and make my move.

What are some goals you have for your senior season? For my senior year, I want to make a state championship appearance and have more yards than last season.

What current or past player, do you think your game mirrors the most? I think Derrick Henry mirrors my game the most.

Does your jersey number hold any significance to you? The number 2 represents me and my mom, because it’s always just been us.

Outside of sports, do you have any hobbies you like to do? Play the game and hang out with friends.

What your favorite pre-game song to listen to? I’ll listen to anything by NBA Young boy.

Do you play any sports outside of football? If so, how has that helped you on the gridiron? I run track, it helps me get faster and become more of a powerful runner.

In your opinion, what is the best aspect of your game? Pass blocking and just how I run are the two best aspects of my game.

Speaking of pass blocking, how would you rate your blocking? I would rate it 10/10.

How do you think Covid-19 impacted your junior season? It really didn’t affect my season, games got cancelled but I wasn’t playing due to injury.

At the end of the day, who is someone you look up to? Someone I look up to is my mom.

Describe a time where you were going through adversity, how did you get through it? In one of our playoff games, we were down early, and we had to come together as a unit and win.

Finally, what are colleges going to get out of you? Colleges are going to get my best effort.

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