D.J. Gordon, a shooting guard at First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pennsylvania, trimmed his list of potential schools down to six on Wednesday, and Pitt made the cut. Other finalists included Iowa, Minnesota, Penn State, Providence and VCU.
The 6’5”, 170-pound guard is considered a three-star recruit, according to 247Sports and Rivals. Gordon is also ranked by 247Sports as the No. 4 prospect in Pennsylvania in the 2020 class, with fellow Pitt target Elijah Taylor directly ahead of him in the state ranking.
Over the course of his recruitment, Gordon has put together a robust offer sheet, with 10 Power Five schools represented. His notable cuts included Arizona State, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Rutgers, TCU, Virginia Tech and Wichita State.
Shortly after Gordon publicly unveiled his top six, Rivals analyst Corey Evans reported that the recruit had scheduled four visits. Those included Penn State on Sept. 14, Minnesota on Sept. 21, VCU on Oct. 4 and Providence on Oct. 15. In addition, Pitt and Iowa are expected to get visits at some point, but dates have yet to be announced. With that said, Gordon has already visited Pitt on multiple occasions.
Based on his scheduled visits, it appears Gordon could be ready to announce his decision by the early signing period. However, he has yet to set an official decision date.