Gordon indicates he'd like to play for a school located within driving distance of his Nashville home.
''I want to be able to drive home when I want to see my family,'' Gordon told Dave Telep of Scout.com this week. ''It's also got to be a winning program.''
Once believed to be leaning to the University of Memphis, Gordon now says four schools are in the mix -- Tennessee, Mississippi State, Alabama and Illinois. Distance should weigh heavily against Illinois, leaving the three SEC schools. For what it's worth, Mississippi State lost to Tennessee by 1 and to Alabama by 49 in the past 10 days.
Gordon plans to wait until season's end to make visits and make a decision on his college future. Certainly, he and Pulaski's Tyler Smith, who signed with UT in November, would give the Vols a couple of nice homegrown building blocks for the future.