Kosta Koufos has already established himself as one of the truly elite players in the class of 2007. As many as 13 high major basketball programs are recruiting the 7-foot-1, 245-pound center from Glen Oak High School in Canton, Ohio. Koufos, the No. 10 ranked player in the class, has already taken a number of unofficial visits.
"Schools that I am interested in are Ohio State, Louisville, Maryland, Duke, Wake Forest, Connecticut, Akron, Michigan, Michigan State, Kansas, Illinois, North Carolina, NC State and a lot more," said Koufos. "Akron, Michigan, Ohio State, Louisville and Maryland are the schools that I have unofficially visited already.
"It's always a pleasure to visit a school that is interested in you as a player," he added. "Connecticut, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State are the schools that have been by to watch me practice or play this year."
If the truth must be told, Koufos, the five-star prospect, has not spent much time thinking about his recruitment. Up until he injured his foot last week, Koufos had spent all of his attention on his junior campaign.
"I injured my foot at practice on Wednesday," said Koufos. "It's a minor fracture, but its tough being away off the court. I am doing my best to remain positive and try not to be negative during this time.
"As a team, we are 9-3 overall," he added. "We've probably lost a few games that we shouldn't have, but a lot of teams experience that. Before I injured my foot, I was averaging 25-points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks per game."