Levon Harper is having a fantastic junior season but the Farmville (Va.) Fuqua School power forward said his recruitment might not take off until the spring and summer AAU circuit.
"Our basketball season was messed up this year because we weren't in school a whole lot because of the weather so games got postponed and some have been cancelled," Harper said. "This summer will be the best time to see me."
If Harper puts up comparable numbers this off-season, there is a good chance many top programs will be sending offers.
The Virginia prospect said he is averaging about 25 points and 15 rebounds per game and he's already earned a reputation as someone who can play inside or on the perimeter.
Virginia Tech and Richmond have already offered and he said Clemson, Miami, Virginia Commonwealth and others are showing increased interest. Xavier and others have been involved as well. There was a rumor that Michigan had offered, Harper said, but he has not been able to confirm it.
Harper told Rivals.com in September that the Hurricanes were his No. 1 school and he said recently that he hopes to visit the Coral Gables campus this summer. A trip to Clemson might also happen depending on his busy AAU schedule with Squires Richmond.
"It would be exciting to have all those big schools coming at me," Harper said. "It would be great."
The 6-foot-8, 226-pound prospect said he's "just waiting on" Richmond but that Virginia Tech, where he has already visited, has picked up its recruitment recently. Playing for the Hokies is definitely a possibility but Harper wants to take some summer trips to see what else is out there before coming to a decision.
"They've really picked it up," Harper said of Virginia Tech. "I like the style of play and they really have good coaches. It's very energetic there."