October 29, 2008
New offers and a leader for Florida WR
A key cog in one of the most explosive offenses in south Florida is Miramar (Fla.) High School wide receiver Terrance Gourdine. Gourdine teams with quarterback Eugene Smith, and wide receivers Stedman Bailey and Ivan McCartney to make a formidable offensive attack. Recently, Gourdine's success in that offense has earned him two new scholarship offers.
"West Virginia and Kansas State offered me," Gourdine said. "West Virginia came in yesterday morning. I'm very interested. I know they spread the ball and they have a good offense. I like the spread offense. I know they have a good defense and offensive linemen and they're well-coached."
Gourdine was impressed enough with the Mountaineer offer that he has elevated them to the top of his list. However there are more offers that Gourdine is waiting on.
"For those two offers to come in, they're pretty high and West Virginia is number one," he said. "I'm waiting to see more offers come in like USF, Notre Dame and Penn State. I'm still waiting on them."
With an offer in hand, Gourdine has plans to take an official visit in the near future to Morgantown, W.V. on what will be a star-studded south Florida visit weekend.
"Next week, on Saturday (for the Cincinnati game), I'm going to West Virginia to take that visit," he said. "Me and (four-star WR) Stedman Bailey, (four-star quarterback) Eugene Smith and (three-star RB) Daquan Hargrett from Northwestern are all going up. I'm very excited."
At 6-1, Gourdine and Miramar have found a lot of success in the 2008 season even despite some injury issues.
"I've been playing real well," he said. "I got slowed down two games with a knee injury. I came back for the Boyd Anderson game and ever since then I've scored a touchdown in every game. We're not really trying to spread it out how we did last year because teams are blitzing us so we really like running it this year but we still pass the ball."
Gourdine, despite his interest in West Virginia, is in no hurry to make his decision.
"I'm going to be waiting it out for a while until the end of the seasons when I have all my scholarships," he said. "I'm going to sit down with my coaches and my mom and make a decision."
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