Sunday, June 27, 2010

Davis expands recruitment

A week ago, Lakewood (N.J.) swingman Jarrod Davis announced that he had trimmed his list to three schools: Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Seton Hall.

After thinking it over, though, Davis has decided to completely open up his recruitment and welcome advances from all schools.

“Those schools are even with everyone else again,” he said. “I am hearing from a lot of schools since that last interview, and I want to do the last live period with my options and list open as a player to all schools.

“I spoke with my parents and high school coach, Randy Holmes, and they think it’s the best decision for me to stay open and see everything I can to weigh my options and really be 100 percent when I cut my list and pick my school.”

The schools currently coming after the 6-foot-6 Davis include Georgetown, St. John’s, Fordham, Virginia Tech, Marquette, Kentucky, Rutgers, Rice, Miami (Fl.), Penn State, Iowa, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Temple, Saint Joseph’s, Xavier, Marshall and Robert Morris, in addition to the previous three favorites.

“I know I won’t see all those schools but I will try to stay in contact with most and see who does the best job recruiting me, and who I like the most, until maybe midway in August,” he said.

One visit Davis does have lined up is a trip to Seton Hall on Tuesday – and he already has a strong opinion about the Pirates.

“[I’m looking for a] nice campus, of course, where I’m going to play right away,” he said. “A good coaching staff that can get me to the next level, and a place to prepare me for life after basketball.

“Seton Hall is going to be in my top five or three for sure.”

Davis will be on the AAU circuit with the NJ Playaz in July, participating in the Hoop Group Elite Camp, NIKE Peach Jam, a Las Vegas tournament and the Big Shots tournament in Arizona.

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