The recruitment of John Wall, the No. 1 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, took another step forward when he spent much of the past weekend on the campus of his hometown school North Carolina State. In a couple weeks his recruitment will take another step forward when he visits one of his other top schools.
Last Thursday Wall watched the Wolfpack football team take on Florida State and then he took in a couple basketball practices over the weekend.
"The visit was good," said Wall, a 6-foot-4, 184-pound point guard out of Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God Christian Academy. "I was just looking to see what is the best fit for me. It could be a good fit for me with the way they plan to use their guards since they don't really have a big man. I'm just going to keep considering what Coach Lowe had to say to me."
The chances of Wall staying in Raleigh are growing stronger with his desire to stay close to his ailing mother and with his growing familiarity with NC State's program. On the other hand, Kansas, the only school that Wall has officially visited, slid down his school list with the recent commitment of four-star point guard Elijah Johnson to the Jayhawks program.
The only visit scheduled prior to the early signing period is a November 7 trip to Memphis. With this being the case, Baylor and Oregon need Wall to put off his decision until after the early signing period, or else it looks like a two team race between NC State and Memphis.
"I'm not sure if I'll sign early or late," said Wall. "If I feel good about one of the schools I've seen, then I'll sign early. If not, I'll wait and then visit Baylor and Oregon."
Just recently Miami has popped up on Wall's radar, and certainly the Hurricanes are hoping for a late decision as well.
"Miami recently has gotten involved," he said. "I've always liked their style of play, and Coach Brian (Clifton) said he thought it would be a good place to consider."
John Wall scouting report:
Blazingly fast with the basketball, Wall is an impeccable ball handler with court savvy. The right hander has a penchant for beating defenders with his left hand and can then counter with a terrific left to right behind the back dribble. Finding teammates on the move is his forte, but he is also an excellent finisher at the rim. His jumper is still a work in progress, but it is good enough to keep the defense honest.