The road to Houston, Texas seems to be ending at Hastings High School these days for a number of college coaches. They are making their way in to see junior point guard B.J. Holmes.
The 5-foot-10, 160-pound floor general is averaging 16.3 points, 7.6 assists, five rebounds and 3.5 steals. And those numbers are down compared to last year.
"Last year I had better numbers but this year I've gotten older and more mature in my game," Holmes said. "I don't really worry too much about the stats. I just want to help my team win."
So far, so good. Holmes has helped Hastings achieve a 27-5 record and a first round bye in the playoffs. With a winning record in one of the most talented riddled cities in the country, the recruiters are makings sure they get in to see the No. 62 ranked player in the class of 2007.
Charlotte, Clemson, Kentucky, Miami, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Villanova have all been in to see him this year, Holmes said.
"It isn't too crazy yet," Holmes said. "I don't have a top five or anything like that right now."
Holmes did say that Charlotte, Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma have been the most consistent to this point.
While recruiting is taking form, Holmes said he is more concerned about the current task at hand and that is winning a state title.
"We have got to get on the boards and rebound," Holmes said like a guy wanting to win a ring. "He know what we need to do."