Jeronne Maymon is on the clock. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound forward from Madison (Wisc.) Memorial will announce his college decision on Tuesday morning, according to his father Tim.
The top 60 prospect was one of the top risers from the spring period and he saw his recruitment explode after shining during the April evaluation period. Now with scholarship offers in hand from the likes of Tennessee, Marquette, Iowa State, Baylor, Temple, Southern Cal, Providence and Wisconsin-Green Bay, Mr. Maymon said the time has come to pick a future college home.
"Marquette and Baylor and Iowa State have been in to see Jeronne and recruited him so far, it's ridiculous. All I can say is I commend them on that. They've recruited him hard and they have a great chance of being the school. Who will be the school exactly? That will ultimately be Jeronne's decision on Monday night."
Minnesota and Kentucky have also shown an interest but Mr. Maymon was adamant that neither program has offered a scholarship to date. He said he anticipates some schools to offer over the weekend.
"If they make an offer before Monday night, he'll consider them. If you make an offer, you are serious," Mr. Maymon said. "Recruiting is a lot like dating a girl. If you put a lot into it in the beginning, she knows you want her. If you are just like 'whatever, whatever' and then you want to date her, she's probably not going to date you. It's about what you put forth…That's why he's only considering those that have offered."
Location won't play that big of a factor, Mr. Maymon says.
"I told Jeronne, 'Wherever you go, I don't care. I don't care if it is Timbuktu, I'll be there. It's ultimately whatever he chooses but my input will definitely count," Mr. Maymon said.
"[He'll be looking at] if they have a great support group. He's looking for that place where he can stay ahead of the game. He wants to find a place that thinks ahead and will be able to help him with whatever he needs. A good support group will be important and a staff that thinks of the kid first and foremost and not just the basketball player alone. I think we've found a number of schools that are willing to do that."
That one school will be revealed on Tuesday morning.