The new recruiting rules have certainly changed the scope of the process again for college basketball coaches and high school prospects. One particular recruit may take advantage of the new rule allowing earlier official visits. And he is one of the top forwards in the Class of 2003 -- Kris Humphries, a 6-8, 220 pounder from Hopkins H.S. in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
"We are going for an unofficial visit to U of Arizona this weekend," Kris' dad, William told us today. "Arizona plays UCLA. Kris is interested in both schools, so it should be fun."
Humphries has led his team to an 11-2 mark so far this season. His play is being described as very consistent. Kris is also managing quite well off the court. He has a 3.6 GPA.
But what about official visits? Kris' dad told us today: "Things will get very interesting with the new recruiting rules for juniors," William Humphries said. "We are working on that (planning official visits) as we speak. Because the visits count towards his senior year visits, we have to be certain of his top five (schools).
"We plan on taking full advantage of the new rules so that Kris can enjoy a summer without going through the recruiting process. This is only one step in his basketball journey."
Other schools that Humphries is considering for visits are Kansas, Louisville, University of North Carolina and Tennessee.
Kris Humphries is going to be one of those dream prospects that every high major coach would love to have in his program from the Class of 2003. Kris is averaging 28 points and 17 rebounds per contest. Not only does Humphrey make an impact scoring and rebounding the ball, he averages six assists and three steals. He is the complete player.
There are other schools also on Humphries' list. They include Marquette, Kentucky, Iowa, Florida, Michigan State, Georgetown. Plus, Kris has already taken four unofficial visits thus far -- to Texas, Minnesota, Michigan and Michigan State.
Humphries comes from an excellent athletic background. His dad was a football player at the University of Minnesota while his mom was a collegiate rower. His sister is currently on scholarship as a swimmer at Texas.
And when one takes a look at Humphries, it's very evident that he has a background in swimming as well, as he is exceptionally agile for his size and has a sleek greyhound type of build. He does not appear to have an ounce of fat on his frame.