Instead of taking a previously scheduled official visit to Tennessee this weekend, Jamont Gordon will visit another SEC school instead. Gordon, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound wing player from Oak Hill Academy and the No. 15 ranked player in the Rivals150, will be taking his first visit of any kind to a school other than Tennessee, whom he has visited unofficially a couple times.
"We are going to Mississippi State for a visit this weekend," said Gordon's mother Jovanda Gordon from her Nashville, Tenn., home. "They said a lot of good things, so we will see. It was a good visit, and I'm really excited. I've always wanted Jamont to see other things."
Coach Rick Stansberry and his assistant coach Phil Cunningham started their one day frenzied recruitment of Gordon by arriving at Oak Hill Academy before 9 AM this morning and made quite an impression on the Gordon's throughout the day.
"They were at Oak Hill at 8 something o'clock," said Mrs. Gordon. "They didn't leave there until early that afternoon, and then they flew to Nashville and were at my work at 4:30. Jamont had already called and said he wanted to go down there and visit this weekend. They stayed with me until 5:30."
Mrs. Gordon noted that no other schools called her today, and to her knowledge, no other schools contacted her son either.
"I haven't heard from Tennessee today," said Mrs. Gordon. "Coach Benson called earlier this week. Pittsburgh and Texas also called this week."
Tennessee's new coach Bruce Pearl spent the majority of his day in Pulaski, Tenn., working to hold onto Buzz Peterson's recruit and Tennessee signee Tyler Smith.