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THE LIST: Class of 2014 RIvals150
At the end of the grassroots circuit, four-star point guard Quentin Snider opened up his recruitment to take a look around. Now, after two official visits the question is how much more looking around he'll be doing?
The former Louisville commitment and product of Louisville (Ky.) Ballard ranks No. 31 in the Rivals150 and has visited UCLA and Illinois over the past two weekends.
Snider's father recapped the visits and explained the plan going forward. He started by recapping his son's first visit to Westwood.
"It was a good visit," Snider told Rivals.com. "We met with all of the coaches and toured the facilities. We went to the football game and they showed Quentin how they would use him in the offense. We also talked about academics and all the basic stuff of a visit."
According to Snider, his son and the entire family enjoyed the trip but after ending a long standing commitment to Louisville, his advice was to be sure and take a few visits.
"It was a good visit but I didn't want Quentin to jump on the very first school he saw either," said Snider. "He had just de-committed from Louisville five or six weeks ago so I wanted to make sure he saw another school or two.
"It was a strong visit and he could fit in right away and play. At the same time, it is a long way away so you have to look at what if he gets homesick or needs to come home for a weekend?"
Next up on the agenda was Illinois. The Snider family checked in with the Illini over the weekend and had another enjoyable visit.
"We got up there and we met with the coaching staff," said Snider. "Coach Groce was hostng some type of alumni event and he still made time to come and see us when we got on campus.
"The next day we went to the game, toured the facilities and met with all of the academic people. When we got to the arena it was all set up and they showed a powerpoint about their plan for Quentin."
According to Snider, the Illini staff was very specific and detailed about their needs.
"Coach Groce told us that he needs a point guard who attacks to make the offense work," said Snider. "We watched film of DJ Cooper from when they were at Ohio and he showed how much a good point guard really means in his offense."
Today, on their first day back from Illinois the Snider family will host John Groce and an Illini assistant on an in home visit. Tuesday, Steve Alford will be in town with an assistant to make his in home presentation.
Scheduled for this coming weekend is a trip to Michigan State and then Connecticut is scheduled for the week after that with Kevin Ollie doing his in home on the 16th of September.
Over the last week or so, word has spread that Snider could end up making a decision before those final two visits. The floor general's father said he was aware of the buzz and that whether or not other visits will be taken is something the family will discuss.
"We don't know right now," said Snider's father when asked about whether or not they could end the process without taking more visits. "We are still planning on taking all of our visits. We'll sit down tonight or tomorrow and talk about whether he wants to take all of his visits and what type of direction he wants to go and all of that."
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