RECRUITING: Perspective Keeps Roy High's Izzy Gordon Focused on the Future
Updated: Feb 16, 2021
NAME: Izzy Gordon HIGH SCHOOL: Roy High School POSITIONS: RB, DE, SS
TOP SCHOOLS: Weber State, Wyoming, Alma College
2019 1st Team All-Region. An average – average – of 7.2 yards per carry and 141 rushing yards per game. He might be the most important offensive player on and undefeated and fifth-ranked team in the state of Utah.
Those are some of the most eye-popping stats and accolades that people see when they look at Izzy Gordon, a 6’2”, 205 lbs. running back from Roy High School. But when he sat down with Weber State Weekly, it wasn’t the 2,500 career yards or the 23 career touchdowns that he’s racked up that caught our attention; it wasn’t his ability to truck over would-be defenders, nor was it the speed that has been leaving opposing teams in the dust for three years.
The most impressive thing was his perspective.
He comes from a military family that has moved all over the country, and through these moves he has learned the importance of family. Some of his favorite memories come from “hanging out with (his) nieces and nephews and being a part of their lives every day.” He spoke glowingly about his mother and his admiration for her and her military service, as well.
When asked what Gordon is looking for in a school, the Weber State target didn’t hesitate to respond that he wants to go to a school that has “a good academic system and they stay on top of their kids with their grades and everything.”
He continued, “I don’t want to go to a school where they only care about the athlete and not the student athlete.”
In college, Gordon plans on majoring in marketing and minoring in psychology. He’d ultimately like to get into the real estate business after he graduates.
Although Gordon, who moved to Roy, Utah from Oklahoma, is currently being targeted by Weber State, the University of Wyoming, and Alma College, he spoke very fondly of Weber State and the things he’s learned about the school while talking to Wildcat Offensive Coordinator, Matt Hammer.
“They take care of each other and check up on each other,” Gordon said. “They average a high GPA, and there is a really good team culture.”
When asked what he could bring to Weber State, he promptly responded, “I know how to read defenses. I just stay patient and if I see a hole, I’m going to go and take it.”
Gordon also said, “I don’t like having the first guy tackle me. I’m just not a fan of that.”
His season and career stats certainly back up everything that he told us. Gordon will be a fine addition to any football team and academic institution that he joins, but we would love to see him wearing purple and white on Saturdays.
WALDO’S MAGIC 8 BALL PREDICTION
When we asked the Magic 8 Ball whether Gordon was going to commit to Weber State, the answer we got was, “Cannot predict now.”
Gordon did tell us, "I'd love to go (to Weber State)," so there is definitely a lot of hope that we'll catch him at Stewart Stadium. We know that he’d like to remain close to his family, but Wyoming’s coaches have been in frequent contact with Izzy and might pry him away from the Ogden area. He plans on making a decision before Spring Break, and regardless of where he ends up, we’ll be rooting for him and his success.