Cornerback is a position where all of the really good players have one thing in common – speed. Pottstown (Pottstown, PA) cornerback prospect Chris Gorham has plenty of it, as he has been timed at 10.8 in the 100 meters.
All of the schools recruiting Gorham like him as a corner, which happens to be his favorite position.
“Cornerback is my favorite position,” said Gorham, who is 6-0 and weighs 170 pounds. “I’m glad everyone wants me to play that position. My strengths at corner are speed, good feet, good hips, and awareness. This summer, I want to continue to get better by working on my footwork and getting stronger.”
Gorham is being recruited heavily by Virginia, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Clemson, and Duke.
He recently received an official offer from Notre Dame, and had previously been offered by Virginia, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt. Two schools currently stand out, with one being his leader.
“Right now, it’s between UVA and Notre Dame,” said Gorham, who is being recruited by Bob Price. “UVA is probably my favorite right now. When I went down there for spring practice, I just had a pretty good feeling about everything. I met the coaches and the players and spoke with coach Al Groh. He is a coach that really knows what he’s doing.”
This summer, Gorham will camp at both UVA and Notre Dame. He plans on visiting Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, North Carolina, Duke, and Michigan State as well.
Following the summer visits and camps, Gorham would like to narrow his list and make some official visits in the fall.
“I want to narrow my list to five by the end of the summer,” said Gorham. “I will then take officials visits and decide.”
Excelling in the classroom, Gorham carries a 4.0 grade point average. He has already qualified for freshmen eligibility and hopes to major in Pre-med in whichever school he chooses.
Gorham’s accomplishments on and off the field are indicative of his character, which has been infectious for the Pottstown football program.
“Chris is very dedicated and has a great attitude,” said Pottstown assistant coach Jim Mich. “All of the coaches that meet him are extremely impressed. He is the kind of person that, even if he is not a star, is important to any winning program. He just has a great attitude.”