Andrew Wiggins Smart to Focus on His Play, Less on Recruiting

By Taylor Johnson
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Wiggins is by far the number one basketball recruit in the 2013 class. After taking an official visit to watch the Florida State Seminoles last week, Wiggins has decided to hold off on recruiting for the time being and turn his focus more on his play.

Wiggins will take three official visits at the end of the season to the North Carolina Tar Heels, Kansas Jayhawks and Kentucky Wildcatsbringing his total to four. There could very well be a fifth visit, a wild card so to speak, to either the Ohio State Buckeyes or Syracuse Orange. 

I think this will turn out to be a great move by Wiggins who reclassified earlier in the year from the 2014 class to the 2013 class. Those schools will be around, they know how talented of a player Wiggins is. With plenty of top programs after him, it’s best that he creates a “distraction” so to speak from it all and let his play on the court do the talking. With one of the most important decisions of his young life coming up, Wiggins would be wise to take his time and weigh all his options.

Obviously that is not going to stop coaches from coming in and watching Wiggins play, it would be impossible to stop that. In fact Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams was in attendance to watch Wiggins last night. Buckeyes head coach Thad Matta watched Wiggins play this past weekend as well. Expect to see more coaching visits as the season goes along for Wiggins.

To me the favorite to land Wiggins are the Wildcats. With both Aaron and Andrew Harrison, the identical twin duo that are both top ten recruits nationally, Wiggins can’t help to think that the Wildcats could be national champions at some point if not right away.

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