Penn State Football Recruiting 2018 Early Enrollee Profile: CB Trent Gordon

Get to know Penn State football early enrollee Trent Gordon 

Penn State head coach James Franklin sent his staff down to the state of Texas to nab some talent for his team. The Nittany Lions picked up two commitments from defensive backs, both of which officially signed during the early signing period and then enrolled at the school in January.

One of those early enrollees from Texas is cornerback Trent Gordon. A three-star prospect as rated by 247Sports, Gordon will add always-needed depth to the Penn State secondary. The Manvel, Texas native was ranked as the 39th best cornerback available in the 2018 recruiting class.

Gordon received offers from LSU, Michigan, Texas A&M, UCLA and Florida, among others. He committed to Penn State back in March of last year after being recruited by Penn State defensive backs coach Terry Smith.

By enrolling in January, Gordon can now get a jump start on preparing himself to play for the Nittany Lions. He’ll take part in the offseason workouts and get to participate in spring practice.

While Gordon will likely need some extra time to develop at the collegiate level, he is already blessed with great size for a defensive back. At nearly six feet, he’ll have a good matchup with most receivers that he’ll face.

With several young players already on the depth chart at cornerback, as well as the expected return of John Reid, it’s tough to imagine Gordon getting a roster spot for the 2018 season. He’ll likely be redshirted and given a chance to develop his game as a member of the practice team.