Q & A: Chris Gorham

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Chris Gorham became the 13th commitment for the 2004 class this week, choosing Virginia over Notre Dame. The 6-0, 170 pound defensive back from Pottstown High School (PA) is projected to play cornerback on the next level.

Gorham possesses blazing speed, as he has run a 10.8 in the 100 meters. He has played running back and safety for Pottstown this season. He is the league’s leader in receiving yards.

An excellent student, Gorham carries a 4.0 grade point average in the classroom. He has received scholarship offers from Virginia, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Duke, Vanderbilt, and South Carolina.

I caught up with Chris for a Q & A session, and here’s what he had to say…

Q & A with Chris Gorham

Edge: When did you commit to UVA?

Gorham: “I committed last night. First I spoke with Coach Price and then I had an opportunity to talk to Coach [Al] Groh. I told them that me and my parents had sat down, discussed it, and I decided that Virginia was the place for me.”

Edge: Was it a tough decision to choose Virginia over Notre Dame?

Gorham: “It was. I just thought that Virginia was the best fit for me.”

Edge: Why was Virginia the best fit?

Gorham: “Virginia is close to home. It’s close enough for my parents to come see me play and it’s long enough away for me to get away. I had a good time when I went there. I really think I could become a great player there. They have great academics, especially in Pre-Med, which is what I’m interested in majoring in. I love the atmosphere and the surrounding area.”

Edge: What would you want to be in the medical field?

Gorham: “I want to be an orthopedic surgeon.”

Edge: Are you taking any classes to help you get a head start on your major?

Gorham: “Yes I am. Right now I’m taking Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics. I’m doing well in them.”

Edge: How many times have you been to Virginia? Did you feel the same each time?

Gorham: “I went there for a spring practice and then I went for a junior day. I took an official visit there last month. I definitely felt good about it each time.”

Edge: What are your impressions of the Virginia football program?

Gorham: ” I’m excited about the program. Coach Groh is