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Three-star Aaron Nesmith stars in the classroom and on the court

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It’s quite obvious that college basketball coaches are out during July looking for the most talented players around. That’s generally how they win games and keep their jobs. For a lot of coaches, finding a prospect who not only excels on the court but also in the classroom is the ideal scenario for them, and that’s why so many schools are now involved with Aaron Nesmith, a three-star wing in the 2018 class.

At the moment, he says Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, USC, Minnesota, Harvard, Florida, Cincinnati, Georgia, Providence, Boston College and Georgetown are recruiting him and the majority of those schools have offered. Earlier this month, Vanderbilt hosted the South Carolina native on an official visit.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

Nesmith talked about his interest in some of the schools involved in his recruitment.

South Carolina: “It’s my home state. I’ve been rooting for them since the beginning. When they went to the Final Four, that was incredible.”

Georgia Tech: “I went up there in June and saw the campus, saw the gym, and met with the staff. It was cool.”

Virginia Tech: “I know it’s in the ACC and it’s top notch competition. I know a little about their academics and it’s really good.”

Vanderbilt: “They have great academics and great basketball.”

RIVALS' REACTION

Vanderbilt getting the first official visit for Nesmith says a lot about his interest in the Commodores. Bryce Drew and his staff wasted no time getting him on campus as soon as the dead period ended, and you have to think Vanderbilt is in deep here. Georgia Tech hosting him on an unofficial visit in June is a big deal as well given that, like Vanderbilt, it is a highly regarded academic institution. It’d be silly to count out the in-state South Carolina Gamecocks here though. Frank Martin is riding some serious momentum after a Final Four run, and was highly visible at Nesmith’s games during July. Nesmith did say he hopes to wrap up his recruitment sometime during September.

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