Jeff Teague's recruitment has been a reflection of how he plays. Quick and right to the point. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound point guard from Pike High School in Indianapolis, Ind., started July as a must see guy and ended the summer as a must get guy. Now the four-star guard is looking at five potential college homes.
Teague, the No. 53 ranked player in the class of 2007, emerged as a top flight talent at the ABCD camp. While in Teaneck, Teague averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 assists and saw his recruitment sky rocket.
After the ABCD camp, Teague heard from Wake Forest, Boston College, Iowa State, Penn State, USC and Oklahoma. After the Big Time, Kansas, Washington, Georgia Tech and others inquired.
Teague said he's narrowed the list down to five potential suitors – Wake Forest, Boston College, Xavier, Southern Illinois and Indiana.
Teague will officially visit Wake Forest on August 24 and has a tentative date set with Boston College for Sept. 1. He has already visited his other three finalists, Xavier, Southern Illinois and Indiana twice unofficially. With a list of five, the Indiana native said no one has emerged as a leader yet.
"Everyone is about even right now," Teague said. "We've been talking about when to decide. I might do it after the Boston College visit, maybe a week after that. It will probably be in September."
Mixing education and basketball is a key component in his decision, he said.
"My mom is big on the school's graduation rate. That's all she talks about to me," Teague said. "That's important to me but I want to see their style of play and how big the school is. I don't want to go to too big of a school. IU is big but it's close to home so that helps."