After a solid performance at the Kingwood Classic last weekend, Blake Hoffarber has seen his stock greatly increase. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Hopkins (MN) High School has quite a few new schools starting to get involved in his recruitment.
"I am playing with the Minnesota Magic this spring and summer," said Hoffarber. "We were in Houston last weekend for the Kingwood Classic. We played well and did a good job as a team, but it was tough not having Cole Aldrich with us. He was in Germany playing in another tournament.
"The Kingwood Classic was the first tournament of the spring for us," he added. "We will be at the Jayhawk Invitational in a couple of weeks, so we are all looking forward to that."
There was a time not too long ago when Hoffarber was a relative unknown. However, after averaging close to 19-points, seven rebounds and six assists per game for Hopkins High School, high-major programs have started to take notice of Hoffarber.
The schools showing the most interest in Hoffarber appear to be Georgetown, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, Stanford, Wake Forest, Washington State, Wisconsin, Loyola-Chicago, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Delaware, Valparaiso and a few others.
"I have just started to get a bunch of calls from a lot of new schools," said Hoffarber. "Things have been real crazy around here, but it's also an exciting time for me. It is a bit overwhelming at times, but it's certainly been fun. Kansas, Wake Forest, Stanford, Minnesota, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Tennessee, Yale and Illinois are just some of the schools that I have recently heard from.
"I might take a couple of unofficial visits to some of the schools that I like this summer," he added. "I also plan to take some official visits in the fall. I don't know what schools I am going to visit just yet, but that is something that I will think about this summer."