Five-star prospect Romero Osby has a busy week ahead of him. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound combo forward from Meridian (Miss.) Northeast Lauderdale High School is expecting eight different schools to visit his high school this week.
Coach Billy Gillispie, who was recruiting Osby while he was the coach of Texas A&M, will be in town representing Kentucky. Texas and Memphis, who have already offered, are expected as well. USC, Florida, North Carolina, Connecticut and Louisville round out the group of schools on tap to visit Osby.
"North Carolina, Connecticut, Louisville and New Mexico State called right after the Real Deal on the Hill," said Osby. "They are the new schools to jump into the mix."
Osby is far from trimming his extensive school list, but he did give a list of what he termed "dream schools."
"North Carolina, Kansas, Florida and Connecticut are schools that you think about playing for while growing up," he said. "You also have to throw Louisville in there because Coach Pitino is a legendary coach. But I won't officially cut my list down until the end of the summer."
Osby, who plays for the Southeast Elite travel club, is the No. 15 ranked prospect in the Rivals150 for the class of 2008.
Romero Osby scouting report:
A jack of all trades type of player, Osby has the size and versatility to impact the game both inside and outside. Developing into a point forward type of player, he is very good at penetrating (loves to go left) and then finding open teammates. He is also a scoring threat from behind the arc. An intelligent player on both ends of the court, Osby does need to improve his lateral quickness for defending the small forward position.