Four-star prospect Casey Prather is in the middle of a busy week with a lot of traffic coming through the Jackson (Tenn.) North Side gymnasium.
On Monday Stanford watched the 6-foot-5, 189-pound small forward work out. Minnesota will be in the gym today. And Georgia and Wake Forest are expected to come in this week as well.
Other schools are also intrigued Prather.
"Memphis called this morning and wants to get up to Jackson to watch Casey," said Prather's travel team coach Jonathan Henderson of the Nashville Celtics. "Florida has shown interest and has had good things to say about him from the summer. Gonzaga is calling regularly. Michigan has been down to see him. AndVanderbilt has been down a lot."
An athletic slasher who has just recently begun to play on the perimeter, Prather is making steady progress with his outside jumper.
"Some coaches who have watched him have commented on how good his shot is looking," said Henderson. "The one thing you know about Casey is that he will work his tail off."
At one time Vanderbilt was at the top of Prather's list, but things are tightening up with the influx of new schools recruiting Prather.
"Vandy probably has been recruiting him the hardest, but part of that is that they are so close," said Henderson. "Wake Forest has also done about all they can do in recruiting Casey. But he is trying to keep an open mind during all of this. I know he said that he is definitely interested in Stanford."
Prather, the No. 30 ranked prospect in the class of 2010, has offers from Alabama, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wake Forest and Southern Illinois.