One player who grabbed a lot of attention during the July evaluation period was George Fant. The power forward from Bowling Green (KY) starred for All-Ohio Red during the evaluation period throwing him high on the radar of numerous college programs. Now Fant is beginning to plan out his visits.
At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Fant is undersized to play the power forward position, but his athleticism and high-motor approach always open eyes.
"Playing with Trey (Burke) and Stevie (Taylor), I enjoyed it a lot," said Fant. "I think I played pretty well. It was a good summer."
Coming into the month of July, Fant was mostly receiving interest from mid-major schools, but since then things have changed. High-major schools are taking a close look at his game, and are courting him heavily.
"Cincinnati has been on me quite a bit, Georgia is talking to me, Western Kentucky, and Penn State is also recruiting me a lot," said Fant.
This whole process is something that Fant expected, and he has been enjoying all of the recent attention.
"It has been really fun," Fant explained. "The schools have been calling me and wanting to take visits."
While many know that Chane Behanan is a Cincinnati native who moved to Bowling Green, some aren't aware that Fant is in the same boat. He was born and grew up in Cincinnati, and this weekend he will be back in the Queen City visiting family and checking out the UC Bearcat program.
"Being from Cincinnati, it is always good to come back," said Fant of the Bearcats. "I still have family up there, and when it comes to UC that is an important thing."
While UC hasn't offered, and the visit will just be unofficial, Fant does intend to make some official visits in the near future.
"I am planning on taking about three visits," said Fant. "I know I am going to go to Penn State and Georgia for sure, and I might take another visit or two."
When on those visits Fant knows what he will be looking for in a school. "I am looking for a good campus and a good town. I know there is going to be competition to play, but I do want to go to a place where I will be able to play as a freshman."
At this point Fant doesn't know when he intends to decide, but he is hoping to make his choice during the early signing period.