Dale Vanwright, the No. 59 ranked player in the class of 2006, is currently receiving interest from a number of high major basketball programs. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward from Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas., is scheduled to unofficially visit one of the schools on his list during the weekend of Midnight Madness.
“Yes, Dale and I will be visiting Kansas on October 15 or 16,” Dale Vanwright Sr. said. “I don’t know the specific date just yet, but I believe we will be visiting during their Midnight Madness. Kansas is one of many schools that have expressed an interest in my son, so we want to take a visit to Kansas and get a better look at the campus.”
There is no doubt that Vanwright is still in the beginning stages of his recruitment, but there is a chance that the No. 13 ranked small forward will take a number of unofficial visits throughout the fall period. Several coaches have already traveled to Bellaire High School to get a better look at one of the top prospects in the state of Texas.
“Coaches from Missouri and Colorado came to watch Dale in the gym last week,” Mr. Vanwright said. “I also know that Rick Barnes from Texas was hoping to make it down this week to watch my son practice. Vanderbilt is another school that has expressed quite a bit of interest. Oklahoma State wants him to visit this weekend with Gerald Green, but I don’t know if that visit will happen.
“After talking to Dale about his recruitment, I would say that Kansas, Connecticut and Cincinnati are favorites right now,” he added. “I do believe that Dale will consider all of his options, but Kansas, Connecticut and Cincinnati are the schools he has expressed the most interest in.”