Top Kentucky prospect lists VU in final 3

One of the top prep football prospects in the state of Kentucky has narrowed his list of schools to three. Vanderbilt fans will be happy to see that the Commodores are listed with two others.

Quite possibly the top athlete in the state of Kentucky, Fort Campbell (Ky.) native Leonard Gordon collected early offers from Louisville, Western Kentucky, Arkansas, Ball State, Duke, LSU, Penn State, and West Virginia before deciding to narrow his choices to three of late.

"I'm down to three choices," Gordon said. "Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Notre Dame. I visited Kentucky for the Louisville game yesterday and I'm going to visit Notre Dame when they play USC. I'm still not sure whether or not it will be an official visit or an unofficial visit."

Gordon has not set an official date for his visit to Vanderbilt, but insists that he will make the trek to Nashville before making his decision. "I see my commitment here in the near future," Gordon explained. "I'd say probably in two months."

The 5-foot-11, 185 pound cornerback/safety visited Lexington on Sunday for the annual rivalry battle between Kentucky and Louisville. How did his unofficial visit go?

"It was a great game," Gordon said afterwards. "It was a real hard loss for Kentucky. It's really too bad to see them lose like that and have the game end like that, but sometimes it happens that way.

"Everyone was saying it was going to be a blowout," Gordon said. "But, I didn't think it was going to be. UK impressed me on how they played and how hard they played."

Vanderbilt and Notre Dame also had equally impressive weekends and unlike Kentucky came away with the victory. "Both of them won their games. Notre Dame and Coach Weiss had it going. He's really doing great up there, instilling a lot of discipline. His offense did great and they really put a beating on Pittsburgh.

"I saw the Vanderbilt score in the paper and saw that they won the next day," Gordon added. "I didn't know that had won, but I was impressed that they beat a big-school and ACC opponent like that."

Gordon was named his team's Defensive MVP after recording a 128 tackles and college coaches around the country took notice. Top Stories