The same group of five schools continue to pursue Jamont Gordon, the No. 15 ranked player in the Rivals150, but Gordon is beginning to cool on a couple of them. Right now, it looks like a three team race for the 6-foot-3, 225-pound wing player from Nashville, Tenn., with his home state school still in the lead despite having a void at the head coaching position.
Although Oak Hill Academy head coach Steve Smith is on spring break, he is still answering calls concerning Gordon.
"Alabama called yesterday," said Coach Smith. "Mississippi State called Monday. Chuck Benson, who is now the acting head coach at Tennessee has been calling. Pittsburgh and Florida are also trying to get visits from Jamont."
Looks like it will be tough for both Pittsburgh and Florida to get those visits. Their long distance from Gordon's home in Nashville, has Gordon looking more closely at the other three schools.
"Tennessee, Mississippi State, Alabama and Florida are the schools," said Gordon. "This is a really tough decision. I like Florida, but it's too far from home. So is Pittsburgh. Tennessee and Mississippi State and Alabama are all a lot closer to home."
Gordon stated that he would officially visit Mississippi State and Tennessee. Alabama might get a visit.
Tennessee, who has been recruiting Gordon the hardest and longest, primarily behind the efforts of interim coach Chuck Benson, is still in good shape despite the firing of Buzz Peterson.
"I was close to Buzz, but I'd still go there," said Gordon. "They might even get a better coach."
Gordon, who still needs to raise his ACT score to qualify, mentioned junior college as a possibility if he fails to qualify.