Chapman Equally Enjoys ASU, Texas Visits

Clint Chapman is on the wish list of several schools, but only five have been fortunate enough to have him visit them unofficially. In the last few days, he ventured to Tempe, Ariz. And Austin, Tex. and shared his impressions of those trips with Devils Digest on Sunday night.

"Arizona State was a good visit," said the 6-9 215 Clint Chapman who was accompanied by his mother on the visit. "I got to see the facilities, hung out with the players, met the Athletic Director and academic advisor, I went to the football game and that was a lot of fun – I was surprised that the students there knew my name and were cheering for me." Chapman said that he was hosted by incoming freshman point guard Derek Glasser, but he did get to know all the other players as well and enjoyed their company.

The Canby (Ore.) standout said that one aspect that impressed him the most was listening to Arizona State Athletic Director Lisa Love and her visions for the Sun Devil basketball program. "She had a lot of good things to say," he commented. He did add that while the visit didn't change the already high regard he had for the maroon and gold, it did "open my eyes to stuff I didn't know before about the school."

Chapman left the Valley of the Sun on Friday and flew to the Lone Star state. "The Texas visit was great too," he remarked. "I did all the same things, met the same people, went to a football game…it was a great time too."

The four-star recruit, listed the as the ninth best 2007 class center prospect by Scout.com, has narrowed down his list to Arizona State, Texas, Oregon, Cal and Nevada. Now that the center has completed his visit circuit to his top five, does he have a better idea of where all those programs rank as his favorites? "I just got back today from Texas, "he replied, "and I really didn't have a chance to rank them all. I was gonna sit down with my coach and my parents and discuss that. Right now they're all similar to me like they were before."

In a previous Devils Digest interview, Chapman expressed his desire to make his verbal commitment before his high school classes started on September 12th. Currently, he still believes that this timetable can be kept. "I don't know if it will be this week or next week," he stated. "My dad has been overseas, so I'm waiting for him to come back (later this week) so I can discuss everything with him too. The earliest I expect to make a decision is the end of this week."

Chapman averaged approximately 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in the various July AAU tournaments, and since the spring has saw his stock raised dramatically. The center is already academically qualified.

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