Domingo taking his time

Stephen Domingo is one of Arizona top priorities in 2013. Read on for his thoughts on Arizona, when he will make a decision, and more.

Despite missing some significant time with a wrist injury, San Francisco St. Ignatius College Prep class of 2013 forward Stephen Domingo continues to see programs from around the country join the already packed pursuit of his services. While their pitches are often the same as the schools that came before them, Domingo is taking it all in stride.

"There are some new schools getting into it," Domingo said. "Louisville just offered me a scholarship, which is my most recent offer. Schools like Kansas and St. John's are showing a lot of interest. I'm not really hearing anything new, I've basically heard it all, but just knowing that more schools still see something in me always makes me want to keep going hard. There's no time to get complacent."

Coaches from around the country have made it clear that they want the 6-foot-7, 190-pound junior on their roster for the 2013-14 season, and now with so much information to process, Domingo has shifted his focus to those team's performances on the court in 2011-12.

"I'm really watching to see how they do this season and how they run their team and how far they go," Domingo said. "I know all of these schools have big expectations and when I go to a school I'll have big expectations too. I really want to see how they do and how I'll fit in.

"The coaches have told me everything and now it's just down to basketball now. They have to go out there and do something, and that's what my decision is going to come down to.

"I've developed really good relationships with the coaches. There's not too much that can change that relationship that I've built. Something that can make it stronger is to see that team go to work on the court, and that'll be a strong deciding factor. The relationship is there, but the production has to be there too."

With an offer list that is approaching thirty schools, the class of 2013's eighth ranked small forward and 31st ranked player overall insists that virtually every one of them remains in the running for his signature next November.

"I don't really have any favorites right now," Domingo said. "Nothing has really changed from the fall after my visits to Arizona and Washington. After my high school season I'm going to sit down with my parents and see, but no one is really sticking out more than they did a couple of months ago.

"I've been rehabbing my wrist and I'm really just focused on my high school season right now and I'm not really focused on recruiting. I'm going to re-evaluate after the season all of my recruiting stuff.

"If people call I'm going to listen, I'm not shutting it down or anything like that. I'm not trying to cut my list or anything like that before March. I'll probably wait a few weeks after the season to make it official."

After cutting his list sometime between March and April, it's anyone's guess when the Bay Area sharpshooter will make his final decision on which school he'll be attending for his collegiate career.

"I'm not scared to pull the trigger, but I want to make the best decision," Domingo said. "I'm going to be an early signing period guy, but I don't have a timetable yet. If I feel content with the school I want to go to, I'm not afraid to pull the trigger."


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