Basketball Recruiting - Rivals150 wing Jusaun Holt has one official visit under his belt
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Rivals150 wing Jusaun Holt has one official visit under his belt

Jusaun Holt
Jusaun Holt

Jusaun Holt is just two months removed from a junior season that saw him average 14 points and 9 rebounds per game while helping his team finish with a 29-3 record capped off by a single A private state championship in Georgia.

With that success, he’s continued to add to the list of schools recruiting him. Most recently Ole Miss extended a scholarship offer and Alabama and Oklahoma made calls to the Rivals150 small forward. Those schools join a list that already included Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Washington and Xavier.

Before the current dead period, Holt took his first official visit to Washington. His next likely official visit will be a trip to Xavier

IN HIS OWN WORDS

Holt broke down his thoughts on some of the most heavily involved programs.

Clemson: “It was good. I went to one of their games. They have pretty good players and I liked their fan support.”

Georgia: “I love Coach [Tom] Crean and Coach [John] Linehan. I like how Coach Crean coaches and how intense he is and how bad he wants to win.”

Georgia Tech: “I have a great relationship with Coach [Julian] Swartz. I like how they space the floor out and let the players have a lot of freedom. They aren’t always running sets and I like that.”

Washington: “It was a good visit. I went to the game and they showed around and talked about what it would be like there. I love the coaching staff. I have a great relationship with all of them.”

Xavier: “I’ve been talking to Coach Jonas [Hayes] a lot and we have a great relationship. I’m starting to talk to Coach [Travis] Steele a lot more now that the season is over and we’re building a relationship. Dwon Odom is on me all the time too.”

RIVALS' REACTION

Washington jumped in early with Holt and secured the first visit. It’s rare to see the Huskies recruiting down in Georgia, but Holt is originally from Washington and still has family in the area. Mike Hopkins and his staff have done a great job so far, but they’ll have to fend off a push from Xavier here. The Musketeers will likely be the next official visit and they’ll have his current teammate Dwon Odom on campus at that time to help recruit him.

If Holt decides to stick with the current trend in the 2021 class for prospects to stay closer to home, look for Clemson, Georgia and Georgia Tech to all be options. Holt’s current plan is to wait and see if there are any live periods late this summer or into the early fall and then move closer to a decision. A verbal commitment is likely before his senior season starts.