The No. 1 ranked prospect in the Rivals150 Brandon Knight is leaning towards signing in the spring, but that doesn't mean he isn't serious about his recruitment this fall. Knight breaks down his visit schedule for Rivals.com.
Two official visits have been scheduled. Next weekend Knight, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound point guard from Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Pine Crest High School, will visit Kentucky. Then the last weekend in September he visits Connecticut.
Although both Kentucky and Connecticut are high on his list, it doesn't mean they don't have some stiff competition.
"Not necessarily," said Knight when asked if the scheduled visits indicate those two schools are ahead of everyone else. "Kansas was in here yesterday, and their coach made some good points. I'm definitely going to visit them also. We just haven't figured out when because there is a conflict with the date we did have scheduled."
That leaves open two official visits. The other four schools on his list- Duke, Florida, Miami and Syracuse- are fighting it out for those two visits.
As for other in-home visits, Florida and Miami both conducted in-home visits last week. Kentucky will visit Knight on Sunday. Duke comes in on Monday. Syracuse is scheduled for September 21. And Connecticut has yet to schedule an in-home visit.
Although the plan is to wait till the spring, there is a chance Knight might end his recruitment this fall.
"Right now I'm focused on getting a feel for the coaches' personalities," he said. "I don't have a strong relationship with all of them yet, so I'm listening closely to what they have to say.
"I want to find a coach I'm comfortable with and feel will get after me and push me to get better as a person and player.
"If I find the right fit during these visits, then it is a good possibility I might go ahead and commit."
Brandon Knight scouting report:
Knight might not be a freak athlete like the top point guards before him, but he possesses a complete game of an elite nature. His physical strength and tight ball handling get him wherever he needs to be on the court. And his shooting skill and court vision allow him to consistently finish plays. On the other side of the ball he is an elite defender who more than adequately rebounds his position. Top off all of this with high level competitiveness, and you have the top prospect in the country.