Coming into the Oak Hill Academy program as a wild, undisciplined player on the court from Glencliff High School in Nashville, Tenn., Jamont Gordon is now leaving the program with a much better sense of how to play within a structured system. The always talented and uniquely powerful 6-foot-3, 225-pound wing player has four schools strongly pursuing him as he continues his attempt to qualify academically. Two of those four schools have scheduled official visits with Gordon.
"He is scheduled to visit Mississippi State this Friday," said Oak Hill head coach Steve Smith, who won his 600th game this season. "Everything is set up for the visit. Now whether or not he will make the trip, I don't know."
Tennessee, who has pursued Gordon the hardest and the longest, is expecting a visit on the weekend of April 8.
Two other schools are also trying to get Gordon to visit their campuses.
"Pittsburgh and Florida both want him to visit also," said Smith. "All four of these schools are very serious about Jamont and have offered scholarships."
Coach Smith also noted that Alabama has significantly dropped off in their pursuit of Gordon.
As to whom has the lead in this four school race, Smith sort of did and did not give Tennessee the nod.
"Jamont has been saying he was going to Tennessee when Alabama got serious about him," he said. "But that was five weeks ago and nothing has happened. He could have committed to Tennessee in September, but he didn't."
Tennessee is the only school that Gordon has visited in any capacity, and his mother has felt all along that it is important for him to visit some other schools so he at least has something to compare to Tennessee.