Gordon, Palmer and Giles County's Tyler Smith, a 6-foot-6 small forward, could rank among the country's elite national prospects next fall. Tennessee is believed to be in good shape on Gordon and Smith but there's a lot of storyline to unfold between now and the November early signing period.
Certainly, Gordon and Smith would have a chance to be impact players if they elect to join UT for the 2005-06 season. The Vols are weak at small forward right now, providing an excellent opportunity for Smith. And off guard Scooter McFadgon will be out of eligibility by the 2005-06 season, creating a spot that Gordon might be destined to fill.