The Giles County (Tenn.) High School standout's exceptional length, quick hips, good burst and sound ball skills went unnoticed for quite some time, but that's no longer the case.
"I just feel blessed to have all this going on," Ordway told InsideTennessee. "It's just amazing."
While Ordway plays his high school ball just a few hours west of Knoxville, earning a Tennessee offer wouldn't be as big of a "home run" as it may be for other Volunteer State products. Ordway says staying in-state isn't one of his priories and he didn't grow up a Vols fan.
That said, Ordway still calls a potential Tennessee offer "big."
"I mean, I don't really care to stay in state or anything and I didn't grow up a Tennessee fan or anything like that," Ordway told IT. "But it's a big school and a big-time program. It would mean a lot to get an offer from an SEC program like that. That's the goal. It would be huge."
The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder said communication with Tennessee is still somewhat "inconsistent," but he hopes that changes in the coming weeks.
Ordway says he hears lots of "positive" things about Tennessee and its coaches from fellow prospects and is anxious to see what all the buzz is about for himself. He said he'd like to trip to Knoxville "soon."
"You know, I've heard a lot of good things about the way they recruit over there and the energy of the coaches and stuff," Ordway said. "They seem to be on the rise and stuff."
Ordway says the "key" in his recruitment will be feeling comfortable with a coaching staff. Early playing time, he says, will be a close second.
At the moment, Ordway lists Vanderbilt, Penn State and Memphis as the schools that are sticking out.
But that could change soon.
Ordway calls Ohio State "his dream offer," saying he grew up a Buckeyes fan and adds that he would "love" to pick up a Georgia offer.
Wrote Scout national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons of Ordway: "(He) is a top 10 prospect in the state of Tennessee, maybe top five."