The No. 78 ranked player in the class of 2006 An’Juan Wilderness is wide open in his recruitment and numerous high majors are trying to get in on the 6-foot-6, 210-pound small forward from Dunwoody (Ga.) High School. Wilderness already has three offers from three different power conferences.
"Right now I don’t have a list,” said Wilderness. “I’m wide open. I do have offers from Ohio St, Ark and Texas, and Louisville is talking about it."
Plenty of schools that have yet to offer were in the Atlanta area to watch the athletic Wilderness workout this fall. According to Wilderness, not only did they see his athleticism on the boards and in the open court, they also saw an improved jumper.
"Coaches from Louisville, Florida State, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida and Texas A&M came to the school to see me play," he said. "I have improved my shot a lot. I just need to keep working on everything and continue to get better."
Wilderness, who averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds per game last season for one of the better teams in the state of Georgia, is considering the strength of the academics of each school as much as the strength of the basketball program.
"I will be looking for a school with good academics in case I don’t make it in basketball,” he said. “I’d like to go somewhere I can come in and play early."
Wilderness runs with the storied Atlanta Celtics AAU program in the summer.