Now that the summer AAU circuit is complete, Devan Bawinkel is ready to take a step forward in his recruitment. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound combo guard from Winnebago (IL) High School has trimmed his list of schools and only three remain. Bawinkel is in the process of scheduling official visits to each of the remaining schools on his list.
"DePaul, Georgetown and West Virginia are the three schools remaining on my list," said Bawinkel. "Yes, I do plan to officially visit all three schools. I am going to visit West Virginia during the weekend of September 15. I am in the process of setting up a visit to DePaul right now and Georgetown wants me to come out during their weekend of Midnight Madness.
"I don't believe that I will visit Georgetown that late in the year," he added. "I hope to have a decision on a school before October, so I want to have all three visits completed before that time."
Bawinkel was quick to admit that DePaul will be tough to beat in the end, but he is going to give each of the three schools on his list a serious look before making any final decisions. The 6-foot-5 combo guard is definitely looking forward to visiting each school and, after that time, making the best possible decision in regards to his future.
"I just want to see each campus and get a feel for where I fit in best," said Bawinkel. "DePaul is close to home and I just love the surrounding atmosphere. Plus, it would be a little easier for me to get a job right here at home after I graduate.
"From a basketball standpoint, I feel that West Virginia best fits my style of play, and I really love the coaching staff," he added. "I love the recruits Georgetown has coming in and I hope to spend a little time with all of them during my visit. I can tell you that this is going to be an extremely difficult decision."
Devan Bawinkel Scouting Report: Bawinkel excels at making shots in the mid-range area. Strong but not a fluid athlete, Bawinkel has a solid skill package and can defend. Shooting range and mechanics need work. -Jerry Meyer