With all the talk about college football and conference realignment, many West Virginia fans might have missed out on what has been going on around the basketball program. The season is getting closer, the practice facility is ahead of schedule, and Bob Huggins and crew are working on putting together one heck of a recruiting class. They already picked up a commitment from 4-star Elijah Macon last weekend, and now they are looking for more.
Highly recruited shooting guard/small forward Andrew White will take a visit to the University City this weekend. White (6’6, 210) is a 4-star guard/forward combo from Chester, VA. Rivals.com ranks him as the #12 shooting guard in the country and the #56 player overall. He holds offers from Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Miami (FL), Missouri, NC State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas, Wake Forest, West Virginia, and several others.
White is one of the most talented players in the 2012 class. He is an elite athlete, excellent ball handler, and has shown unlimited range on his jumpshot. He is one of the best pure shooters in the 2012 recruiting class, but some scouts feel he relies on his outside shot too much instead of using his athleticism to attack the basket and get to the free throw line.
Four schools have been sitting at the top of his list for a while now: Kansas, Louisville, Texas, and West Virginia. He is just coming off a visit to Kansas and will take his trip to Morgantown this weekend. It has been reported on various message boards and twitter accounts that White has cancelled his future visits to Texas and Louisville, and has eliminated those schools from serious consideration. That would mean it will come down to KU and WVU.
White’s trip to Morgantown this weekend won’t be his first. He was in town in August as the WVU basketball team was preparing for their trip to Italy. According to several reports, he was very impressed with the coaches, the town, the campus, the facilities, and the fan support. He said it was a place that he could definitely see himself playing.
White has been quoted as saying there is no timetable for his decision. If he finds the school he likes, he has no problem with committing on the spot. Mountaineer nation should keep their fingers crossed that it happens this weekend.
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