South Carolina Football: In-state receiver keeps moving up recruiting rankings

South Carolina football target Jordon Gidron has been rising up the recruiting rankings recently.
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South Carolina football wide receivers coach Mike Furrey has been on the job for just a couple of months, but the 2006 receptions leader in the NFC has shown a lot of effort in recruiting. Despite the Gamecock gig being his first major college football assistant job, he seems to be making solid in-roads with talented pass-catchers who can help the future of the program.

Furrey already has secured a commitment from class of 2025 uber-athlete Brian Rowe, a 4-star receiver with a ton of upside and versatility. He also has solidified things through the multiple coaching changes with previous commitment Jayden Sellers. Now, he has Carolina in a solid position with several other talented receivers.

One major target at the position is Ridge View High School standout Jordon Gidron. A 2026 recruit, Gidron is from Columbia and strongly considering the Gamecocks. However, the impressive athlete has schools from all over the country vying for his services.

Over the last month, the rising high school junior has seen his recruiting stock rise significantly. Earlier in May, 247Sports pushed Gidron up into their top-10 receiver rankings (7th) and into the top-50 among all prospects (49th). ESPN followed suit, rankings the star wideout 8th at WR and 44th overall.

This week, Gidron proved to be one of the biggest risers in On3's rankings, too, as he slid inside the outlet's top-100. Coming in as the #12 receiver in the country and 94th-ranked prospect regardless of position, he has solidified another 4-star ranking.

As a player, Jordon Gidron combines solid size (already 6'2" and 185 pounds) with elite speed. Gidron won multiple state championships in track and field, bringing home gold medals in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and as the anchor leg in the 4x100-meter relay. That speed translates to the gridiron as Gidron routinely runs right by opposing defenders who make the mistake of thinking they have an angle on him.

Because of his size and speed, Gidron has been used in a variety of ways at Ridge View, excelling as a deep ball threat and in the quick game. Though his speed is his best trait, he has no qualms about playing physically. He has some jump ball skills, and if a defender is on his heels in the open field, he doesn't mind running through a weak tackle attempt.

Gidron has the makings of a special player at the college level if things go well for him, and South Carolina football fans hope that he will be next up in a long line of Columbia-area kids who stay home and star for the Gamecock.

You can watch some of his film here.

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