High School: Braden River (Bradenton, FL)
Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to Florida State
Recruiting Summary for O’Mariah Gordon
February 2020: being heavily recruited by Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Southern Cal, and Tennessee
September 4, 2020: committed to Florida State
Braden River’s Gordon is a star on the basketball court. She shines even brighter at home (Bradenton Herald, 2/26/2020)
Gordon is the top player in Florida and the No. 7 point guard and the No. 26 player in the country in her recruiting class, according to HoopGurlz’s recruiting rankings for ESPN. Dan Olson, who creates the rankings, describes the four-star recruit as “jet-quick” and a “confident playmaker with offensive arsenal at all three levels” and having “a scorer’s mentality.”
Her talent has drawn the attention of many college basketball programs, and she’ll host several college coaches on home visits next month. Florida and Florida State have been recruiting her heavily, as have Kentucky, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Tennessee and USC.
Gatorade surprise for an undersized prospect at overshadowed school (espnW, 5/14/2019)
Gordon, who is interested in studying physical therapy in college, realizes that focusing on basketball as her sport is best for her future though.
She said she’s being recruited by Florida State, Miami, South Carolina and LSU, among others.
“I don’t want to go somewhere it’s too cold,” she said. “Even when it’s 40 degrees, I’m not too happy. But I will go where it fits me and my style of play.”
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