The No. 99 ranked player in the Rivals150 Jermaine Beal has four schools left on his list. Two of those schools are his leaders at this point. The 6-foot-3, 186-pound combo guard from DeSoto (Texas) High School visited one of those schools last weekend, and he will visit the other school next weekend.
"I like Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Baylor," said Beal. "Right now my top two are Vanderbilt and Oklahoma."
Despite Oklahoma's football loss to TCU during Beal's official visit, he had a lot of positive things to say about his visit.
"I had a good visit," he said. "Although the town was down because of the football loss, I still enjoyed it. I had lunch at Coach Sampson's house and hung out with the team a lot. I was very impressed with the facilities."
On September 17 Beal will visit his other leader Vanderbilt. There is a very good chance that these will be the only two visits he takes although Beal has not completely shut the door on the possibility of more visits.
Along with dealing with his recruitment, Beal is very serious about competing for a state championship this year. Last year his team finished runners up in the state with a 37-4 record.
"I'm focused on winning a state championship," he commented. "We should be good. Were smaller than last year, but we're quicker than last year."
During his junior season, Beal averaged 25 points and 5 rebounds per game.
Jermaine Beal scouting report:
Beal is a solid combo guard with size and a good all around skill set. Not overly flashy or overly quick, Beal is crafty with the ball and makes good decisions. He knows how to utilize ball screens and is adept at exploiting cracks in the defense. Rebounds and defends well. Can knock down the outside shot as well although he does not possess the smoothest form. Improving his strength will be important for the next level.