A few months ago top basketball recruit Andrew Wiggins (Huntington, WV/Huntington Prep) said he was going to take a break from the process and focus on the basketball season. With the season winding down, Wiggins has set dates for three official visits.
Back on December 4th, Wiggins took his first official visit to the Florida State Seminoles. Many believe that the Seminoles are the favorite for the five-star small forward. I refuse to believe that at this moment until all visits are taken.
Up next for Wiggins are visits to three very storied basketball programs and three that have a rich tradition of winning. First Wiggins is scheduled to visit the Kentucky Wildcats on February 27th, followed by a visit with the Kansas Jayhawks on March 3rd and finally with the North Carolina Tar Heels a week later. All three of these dates are tentative and could change if they do not work out with his parents’ schedule.
The three programs that will be receiving a visit from Wiggins plus the Seminoles are also the final four choices for the overall number one recruit in the nation.
It is nice to see that Wiggins is ready to take the next step in the recruiting process. Like I said I’m not quite ready to call the Seminoles a favorite at this moment. Yes both his parents did attend college in Tallahassee which could make Florida State a slight favorite, however I’m not quite sold on that notion yet.
Kentucky could also be considered a favorite as they are compiling one of the best freshman classes we’ve seen in awhile. Wiggins could very well be a part of something special down in Lexington. Kansas and North Carolina are slowly starting to get their respective 2013 classes in order, and adding such a valuable piece like Wiggins could be the one that has one of those two programs back in the Final Four.
Either way Wiggins decides to go, one of those four schools will land a tremendous player and one that will lead them to the glory land of college basketball.