Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth shooting guard Andrew Fleming has been putting up big numbers as a junior and has helped his team become of the best in Tennessee. With the state tournament about to start, Fleming has stepped up his game in recent weeks, gearing up for a deep run.
"I've been playing well lately," Fleming said. "I've had at least 20 points the last five games, and we haven't lost any of them. I think I'm averaging 19 points per game now. Our coach has asked me to be more of a leader on offense and defense this year, and I think I've done a good job with that."
A 6-foot-5 wing with deep range on his jumper, Fleming has caught the attention of college coaches throughout the Southeast.
"I've been talking to Florida, Memphis and Vanderbilt the most, and there are other schools coming out of nowhere like Texas and Iowa that are calling," said Fleming. "Florida, Memphis, Vanderbilt, Auburn and Nebraska have all offered."
Three schools seem to be sitting high on Fleming's list at the moment.
"I'd say Florida, Vanderbilt and Memphis are at the top right now," Fleming admitted. "Those are the schools recruiting me the hardest."
Fleming has had plenty of Florida influence in his life. Both parents along with some extended family went to school in Gainesville.
"Growing up, I was always a Gator fan," Fleming said. "My mom and dad went there. My uncle and cousins went there. Coach [Billy] Donovan has been recruiting me since eighth grade, and we've really hit it off. I really trust him and that he has my best interest at heart."
Vanderbilt is right down the street from Fleming and has been in the picture for a few years now.
"Vanderbilt is a school I could go to and be like John Jenkins for them," Fleming said. "Coach [Kevin] Stallings came to my game a few nights ago and I played pretty well. He's told me he wants to me stay home and play for Vanderbilt."
Fleming likes the opportunity to help add some perimeter firepower to the Memphis roster.
"I really like Coach [Josh] Pastner. He said he's trying to get more shooters. It's only a couple hours away, so that's another realistic option for me. They have been playing well this year," said Fleming.
A decision could come at any time for Fleming. Whenever it feels right, he'll pull the trigger.
"I'm not going to be afraid to commit [early]," he said. "I'm not going to make a big show out of it. Once I know, I'll probably commit. As soon as I have that feeling, I'll do it. I'd like to see what happens with new options this summer, though."
Dan McDonald is a contributing national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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