Florida forward A.J. Stewart has a pair of official visits on his October but may only need one trip to decide his college future. The 91 ranked player from Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, Fla., has a good idea on what he is looking for at the next level.
Stewart, a 6-foot-7 combo forward, has narrowed his choices down to two schools – Kentucky and Illinois. He said he will visit Kentucky on Oct. 14 for the Midnight Madness festivities in Lexington. The week after, he will visit Champaign to see the Illini. At least that is the plan for now, he said.
"It's going to be cool up there (at Kentucky). I could commit when I go up on my visit if I like it enough," Stewart said. "That would be nice because we have a game in Lexington this year. I've had a lot of fun both times I've been to Kentucky. They love me up there."
The Wildcats are the team to beat, Stewart said.
"For right now, they are," Stewart said. "I like Illinois, too. They said they only have one scholarship to give and they need a three and they said I'm that guy."
Illinois head coach Bruce Weber and assistant Tracy Webster made an in-home visit with Stewart and his family on Monday night and made some headway, he said.
"It was real good. I had a chance to talk to coach Weber and coach Webster and they laid it all down for me," Stewart said. "All of the information you would need on their classes and how they graduate all of their players and what it would be like if I went there. We talked all through it. It was a good."
The visits will play a big part in his decision, he said. And he may only need one to figure it all out.