Rivals150 SF Wilridge having strong year

THE RIVALS150: Class of 2014 - Class of 2015
Beaumont (Texas) Central small forward E'Torrion Wilridge emerged as last summer as a legitimate high-major prospect while playing with Houston Hoops. He's continued to build on that by helping his high school team become one of the best teams in the Lone Star State.
"We're ranked 10th in the state and we're 28-4 overall. We're playing well. I'm probably averaging about 15 points per game," Wilridge said.
Recruiting started to heat up for Wilridge last August after he played well at Nike Peach Jam.
"I've been talking to Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Houston and Alabama," Wilridge said. "Georgia and Oklahoma are the only offers."
Growing up, Wilridge said he always had a few schools he thought it would be cool to get a chance to play at someday.
"When I was younger, I always wanted to go to Texas or Duke so Texas is high up there," Wilridge admitted. "I like their history and they have put a lot of players in the pros. I always liked Houston too because it's close to home and a lot of kids around here go there."
Oklahoma is a school Wilridge has watched closely this year and likes the way they use their personnel.
"Oklahoma is really good. I like their offense. I like the sets they run. I haven't really met the head coach there [Lon Kruger], but I've been talking to Coach [Lew] Hill and he's cool and very down to earth," said Wilridge.
Georgia assistant coach Jonas Hayes has put in a lot of time recruiting Wilridge for the Bulldogs.
"I haven't seen Georgia play this year, but I talk to Coach Hayes a lot. He's a funny guy and he seems like he's a really good coach," said Wilridge.
Alabama hosted Wilridge on an unofficial visit last summer, and the No. 82 prospect in the 2015 Rivals150 walked away impressed with the campus.
"I went to Alabama last summer," Wilridge said. "The campus was really nice. Everything seemed really new and I like the way their dorms are set up."
Wilridge says he's not going to drag his decision out too long. He hopes to know where he'll play college basketball by the time his senior year of high school comes around.
"I plan on committing in the summer after AAU season. My relationship with the coaches is going to be important when I make a decision. It's not a big deal for me to stay close home."
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