There are times at night when Renaldo Woolridge searches in his mind for the last three years of his life. It wasn't so long ago that he was a quiet, long and lanky 6-foot freshman at Harvard-Westlake in North Hollywood, California.
Now he's a 6-foot-8 nationally ranked small forward with scholarship offers from a handful of programs.
"Sometimes I think about how much things have changed. My body changed. I grew overnight it seems like. It's been a good thing. It's been a good life experience," Woolridge said.
"It's gone by really fast, especially for me. I didn't play when I was a freshman. Then when I was a sophomore, I probably only played one or two minutes a game. It's crazy because it all happened so fast. A lot of these guys came in and had a chance to be superstars when they were freshmen. I'm trying to play catch up and put in all of the work that I can where I get to the point of making a decision."
Woolridge said he is still open in the recruiting process but he is considering offers from Pepperdine and Arizona State as well as interest from Marquette, Maryland and Texas. Colorado and Oregon State have also tendered a free ride.
The four-star wing played well in spurts at the NBPA Top 100 camp last week and he'll make another cross-country trip for the Rbk U camp in Philadelphia in July. While there, he said he hopes to get a better idea on what programs are high on him.
"In the next couple of weeks we'll see who really is interested," he said.
"I haven't gotten to the point where I'll sit down and narrow it down yet. In my mind, I know I want to make a decision by the end of the summer or by the fall. That's where I'm at now."