McDonald to meet with Gordon; WKU commit anticipating signing

Cole Claybourn

Now that the fall live period that allows coaches to visit recruits’ schools and homes is off and running, WKU Head Coach Ken McDonald is doing his best to rack up his frequent-flyer miles.

On Thursday he flew to Bellflower, Calif., to visit four-star recruit Cezar Guerrero, and on Saturday he’ll complete a cross-country trip that will end in Plainfield, N.J., where he’ll visit with three-star recruit Derrick Gordon.

Gordon also said that Assistant Coach Ray Harper has scheduled a visit for Sept. 25.

Gordon, rated 135th in the Rivals Top 150, has been a verbal commitment to WKU since his sophomore year of high school.

Gordon said the visits by both McDonald and Harper are simply precursors to his inevitable signing, which he’ll be allowed finally take care of during the November signing period.

“It’s going to be a blessing,” Gordon said of signing. “I’ve been waiting for this moment since I made my verbal commitment. It’s just going to be a great feeling for me, especially for my parents.

“I’m going to be really happy because other college coaches can stop calling me and my main focus can just be getting better, both on and off the court, so when I get (to WKU) next year I’ll be good. When I sign my letter of intent, it’s just going to be the best feeling in the world.”

Gordon said he plans to make a visit of his own to WKU in October for Hilltopper Hysteria.