Life is good, Darnell Gant says. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound power forward from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw High School is happy where his recruitment is at and he's even happier that they are coming to his home to see him.
There have been plenty of coaches coming through the door at his SoCal house.
"I'm happy and overwhelmed at the same time," Gant said. "For the first year it was pretty much letters and stuff like that and now it's my senior year and they are at my house and practice."
Washington and Nevada made an in-home visit with Gant, the No. 93 ranked player in the class of 2007, on Saturday. Oregon's Ernie Kent was in town on Monday and Tubby Smith and a pair of Kentucky assistants and Cal's coaches were at Gant's house on Tuesday.
Now the four-star prospect is looking forward to seeing the campuses up close and personal. Gant will officially visit Washington this weekend, Oregon the following weekend and closes out the weekend at Kentucky. Gant said he is also looking at California, Pittsburgh and Connecticut.
The Huskies have first crack at Gant and he said he is looking forward to seeing the Seattle campus.
"I like the type of person that he is," Gant said. "He is a high character person. If I go there, I know it will be a good learning experience for me both on the basketball court and off of it. He's going to develop me for life."
"I just want to see what separates each school from the other one," Gant said. "It's like going to the ABCD camp. You go there to separate yourself from the rest of the guys in your class. You play with the best of the best. That's why I want to go on the visits to see who separates themselves from the rest. I want to see that from my perspective."
Even with quality suitors, don't expect a quick decision.
"I'm not going to act on anything until I feel it is right," Gant said.