Every time Clarence Trent steps onto the court this month, he knows his time on the grassroots circuit is almost finished.
The 6-foot-8 forward from Findlay Prep (Nev.) says his motivation in July will be at an all-time high because of the hands of time are quickly turning.
"The more tournaments we play, the less time I have to prepare for college. I know college is going to be great for me," Trent said. "I'm actually a little scared. Everyone asks me why I'm scared but I'll be honest, I'm a little intimidated by it. It's going to be a big shocker.
"I know that my last games are getting close so you can't spend as much time thinking about what you didn't do or what you didn't do well and just get out there and forget about it and go. You have to be hungrier each game out."
The Rivals150 prospect said his recruitment is starting to enter the final stages part, too. While his list remains small and manageable, Trent said he's noticing some new schools getting into the picture.
"It's the same schools for the most part. Maryland has jumped in and I'm liking them now, too," Trent said.
The same schools include Arkansas, Kentucky, UNLV, Cal and Washington. Trent said he hasn't been to Cal and Maryland yet but hopes to do so this fall during the official visit period.
"That's basically what it is going to come down to. Everyone has told me that when you go on an official visit, that's when you get to really know the players," Trent said. "That's what I'm waiting for. You see the players and talk to them but it's on the visit where you get to spend some time with them and get to really know them."
Are there any favorites at this point?
"I'll probably say Cal and UNLV are really high with me right now. I'm not going to lie," Trent said. "Everyone gives me a hard time because UNLV is where I'm from now but it's a good situation there. Coach has told me that if I were to go there, I could come right in and play there. That's something what I'm looking for."