Four In The Chase For Gordon

Jamont Gordon's recruitment is going to be high profile this spring. As one of the best available wing talents in the country, playing for the highest profile team in the country, it's pretty much inevitable.

Being close to his Nashville, Tenn., home is important to 6-foot-4 Oak Hill guard Jamont Gordon. The No. 33 prospect in the Class of 2005 has always made it clear that he wants to be close with his family.

"I want to be able to drive home when I want to see my family," Gordon said earlier this week. "It's also got to be a winning program."

As it stands right now, four schools have made their move and are in the mix to get him. Tennessee, Mississippi State, Alabama and Illinois are in the chase.

"I'm going to wait until the season is over to make my visits," Gordon said.

This year at Oak Hill, he's improved upon his reputation as a scoring guard while carving out quite a niche as Oak Hill's best perimeter defender. "When I was [in high school in Nashville] we played a 2-3 zone," Gordon said. "Now in man-to-man I have to stop my guy."

Offensively, Gordon is most comfortable on the wing, though with his solid body he can post up and crashes the glass like a bigger forward. "I think I'm a scorer and I can pass it good," Gordon said. "Put me on the wing and let me make plays."

Four schools would like to do exactly that next season.

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