Eleven schools are still in the running for San Diego (Calif.) Hoover center Angelo Chol, a five-star prospect in the 2011 class by Rivals.com, but some unofficial visits this season could put things in a clearer perspective.
Chol has already visited UCLA for its game against Kansas and he's been to Washington. He is also expected to visit UConn in January.
There are also considerations to visit the Jayhawks, Alabama and Florida and when Hoover plays in Maryland this season the 6-foot-8, 205-pound recruit is expected to stop by Georgetown.
The other schools on his list are Arizona State, North Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming. A trip to Wyoming was planned but didn't work out. Hoover coach Ollie Goulston said something might be scheduled for Laramie at some point. There are no leaders.
"Right now he's narrowed his list down to 11 schools and he's taking this year to watch everyone, get as much information as he can and visit some unofficially if he can," Goulston said.
"It's an information-gathering process that's really what it is so he can make a good decision. He's going to try to get to as many schools as he can."
Hoover is undefeated to start the season and the main reason is Chol, who scored 27 points in a recent blowout victory. Goulston said although Rivals.com lists Chol as a center most programs are recruiting him as a power forward.
What makes him special is that he's developed a back-to-the-basket game but Chol can also face up and score inside. Goulston said Chol, rated No. 19 in the 2011 class by Rivals.com, is only starting to tap his potential which excites his coach.
"His offensive game has definitely come along quite a bit," Goulston said. "He's scoring both with his back to the basket and facing up.
"He's putting the ball on the floor. Athletically he's getting better and better and his passing is really improving out of double teams. He's a force defensively so he's doing well and I'm excited what the future holds for him."