NorCal TE Commits to Fresno State

Fresno State added a second tight end to its 2008 recruiting class. San Ramon (Calif.) California's David Gory committed to Coach Pat Hill over the phone last week. Gory, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury, tells BarkBoard.com he is happy the recruiting process is over.

David Gory (6-4, 245) has just one year of competitive football experience under his belt but that did not stop Fresno State Head Coach Pat Hill from offering him.

"I committed on Friday," Gory said. "Coach Hill offered me over the phone."

Gory took his official trip to Fresno State January 18-20. As reported by BB.C last week, he did not receive an offer on his trip, but Gory believed he would get one soon. Gory says he spoke to Bulldog TE Coach Jeff Grady a few days after his visit, and he was expecting a call from Coach Hill any day, which he received last Friday.

California High School Head Coach Tony Sanchez tells BB.C Gory would have been bombarded with Division I offers, if he had not injured his knee.


TE David Gory
California HS Photo
"David is a big-time prospect," Sanchez said. "If had not blown out his ACL, schools would coming out in droves. He's a basketball player. He's only played 10 games his whole high school career. But he showed glimpses of what he can do."

Gory tore his ACL last summer at a team camp. Before his injury, he claimed an offer from Washington. After his injury, the interest from schools dried up. Nonetheless, he is happy to be done with the whole process.

"I'm done," Gory said about his recruitment. "I cancelled my trip to Air Force. I'm glad this whole process is over with. It feels really good [to be a Bulldog.]"

Bulldog TE Ryan Skidmore hosted Gory on his official trip. Gory also got to meet Drew Lubinsky, but did not get to meet Bear Pascoe. "I think [Bear] was out of town that weekend," said Gory.

"I really like how Fresno uses its tight ends. [Coach Hill] talked to me about the system. How they use their tight ends. Other schools don't use the tight ends as much."

Gory joins Michael Butler as tight end commits. Both are expected to fill Pascoe's void once the future NFL star departs.

"[Coach Hill] wants me to fill those shoes," Gory said.

Gory says his rehab went extremely well, and his knee is 100%.


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