Four-star prospect Melvin Tabb is having a stellar year for his 19-1 Raleigh (N.C.) Enloe team, and one nearby ACC school is in the driver's seat in his recruitment.
Clemson, East Carolina, South Carolina and Wake Forest have offered, Tabb, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward. Virginia, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma and Baylor are also recruiting Tabb, but it is Wake Forest who has made significant inroads with Tabb.
Tabb has been on the campus for Wake Forest's wins this year over Duke and North Carolina, but it is more than their strong play that has his attention.
"Wake Forest is my leader right now," said Tabb. "Outside of basketball, it is close to home, in the ACC and it's a small school where I can get a great education. They are also playing great basketball."
As strongly as Tabb likes Wake Forest, he also admits to the fickle nature of the recruiting process.
"I'll admit that I'm a teenager, and recruiting changes from day to day for me," he said. "Recruiting is not a stable process. Some days I like Clemson and others I like Wake Forest.
"Before I decide I'd like to take some official visits to the schools out west who are not easy for me to get to, Hopefully, I'll have a decision before my senior season. At the moment, I'm just focused on winning a state championship."
A powerful forward who thrives on slashing to the basket and scoring against contact, Tabb is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds per game. He is the No. 52 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.