As the high school year comes to a close, Andre McFarland and P'Allen Stinnett, a couple of the top 2006 prospects on the Las Vegas Prospects, are taking significant official visits this weekend. Their teammate and another top prospect Marcus Lawrence just took a very successful official visit as well. All three prospect are narrowing their list and decisions could be coming soon.
McFarland, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound small forward from Durango High School in Las Vegas, Nev., will officially visit USC this weekend.
"Andre does not have a favorite right now, but USC is in his top five along with UNLV, Oregon State, Arizona State and Western Illinois," said Las Vegas Prospects coach Anthony Brown. "Also, Tennessee is calling a lot right now and trying to get in."
Last weekend McFarland and Lawrence, a 6-foot, 165-pound point guard from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev., both officially visited Oregon State. According to Coach Brown, the visit was a hit with Lawrence.
"Lawrence liked it a lot," said Brown. "Andre liked it, but Lawrence really liked the school and the area better. Both of them did rave about the coaches, however. Lawrence would probably adapt to the different environment there a little better than Andre."
At this point, Lawrence is down to Oregon State, Arizona State, Virginia Tech and Arkansas.
Stinnett, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound shooting guard from Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nev., will travel to Gonzaga for an official visit.
"P'Allen is down to Iowa State, Gonzaga and Arizona State," said Brown. "He does like Gonzaga a lot. If he really likes it up there, then who knows what he will do. None of these guys want to drag this out over the summer. We would like to take care of things before the start of July."
More than likely, the two official visits this weekend with be the last official visits that any of these prospects take this spring. All three, along with three of their younger teammates, will take an unofficial visit to Arizona State in June.