For most of his recruitment, Brandan Wright has had three schools at the top of his list. Wright, the No. 5 ranked player in the Rivals150, is planning to visit these three schools, but two other schools have joined them at the top of his list. Visitation dates for all five schools have been set, and Kentucky gets the first visit this coming weekend.
Next for Wright is Duke on September 16, then Vanderbilt on September 23, Louisville on September 30 and North Carolina on October 14.
"I finally got all the dates set today," said Wright a 6-foot-9, 201-pound forward. "It feels great to have it settled and down to five. All five are even right now, and I am just going to start from scratch and evaluate the schools."
Although Vanderbilt does not have the national reputation as its four competitors, the Commodores are a legitimate contender for Wright's services.
"I look at Vanderbilt as a very good opportunity," he said. "Even though Vanderbilt is not as popular as these other schools, it's a great opportunity to play for a strong program and stay home. It's also an opportunity to get a great education."
Besides being in his hometown, Vanderbilt has the advantage of Coach Stallings' son Jacob Stallings being a high school teammate of Wright.
"I've gotten to know Coach Stallings and really like him a lot," Wright added. "He's definitely a coach I could play for."
Expect Wright to take his time and go through the entire visitation process before making a commitment.
"Well, if got blown away by a visit, I might commit early," he said. "But I expect to visit everyone and then make a decision before the early signing period."