Naturally you wouldn't put him on the COVER - 99% of young guitarists I'm quite sure never heard of him.
But I think of a lot jazz guitar fans in the audience would enjoy seeing a feature article, maybe even reprinting a couple of his old "Try It This Way" columns, and comments about him by fellow jazzers who knew him and/or were influenced by him.
I know Pat Martino was - he said he dug "Smitty" for the intellect and Wes for the heart.