Arizona and Kansas want him. Louisville and North Carolina State are in the mix. LSU wants him and so does Florida and Florida State. "I've never had a kid that's been more highly recruited than this kid has," Miami Tropics head coach Art Alvarez said.
Huertas can play. That's not in doubt. A guy with his skills will have his pick of schools that's why the decision hinges on some simple principles.
"It's going to come down to where is he going to have a legitimate opportunity to go and play as a freshman? He doesn't want to go into a program where they've recruited three other David Huertas type players. That's a concern with the big programs. It's going to come down to where he feels like he can go in and maybe even star. Who needs his playing style? Who needs a great shooter that can shoot it with the best of them?"
The timetable is for Huertas to maybe take some spring visits, though his Miami Tropics will play an aggressive spring schedule.
"If he has a great summer that I anticipate he's going to and he's has a good Nike All-American Camp, what I'd like to do with him is get him signed early November and get that out of the way. Then he could get his year going and have a relaxing year. They'll have a great year next year."
CAT TRACKS' ANALYSIS:
We fell in love with Huertas at the Nuke All-American Camp in Indianapolis last summer. The game we watched saw the shooting guard knock down at least seven threes in a row. More importantly, the Wildcat coaches were at the game an we know they took notice.
The Cats would like to add a shooter to this class and Huertas could fit the bill. He may very well be the best pure outside shooter in the 2005 class.
He's got decent size and nice length. It looks as if he's got some nice athleticism to go along with the jump shot.
Expect the Cats to make a run at Huertas. It could be tough to pluck him out of Florida, but the Cats have opened a lot of new territories the past few years.