Hollowell in No Hurry

Jeremy Hollowell was thinking of making an early decision, but now any kind of commitment from him seems to be well in the future.

Some kids in the Midwest, especially Indiana, can get in a hurry to make their college decision, but Jeremy Hollowell is not one of them. The very talented small forward is determined to get a good feel for his recruitment and see what every school has to offer before making his decision.

There has never been any question about Hollowell's natural ability. At 6-foot-6 he has the ideal size to play on the wing, is a solid athlete, can really shoot it, and has a great feel for the game.

With that ability he picked up early offers from Indiana, Xavier, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Illinois, and numerous other schools. Now his recruitment is beginning to take on more of a national feel.

"It is a lot of the same schools," said Hollowell of where things stand with him. "Oregon, Florida, and Miami have been talking to me a lot, but I haven't been paying much attention to my recruiting."

For a while Hollowell indicated that Ohio State and Indiana were the two leaders in the clubhouse for him, and that he wanted to stay close to home for college, but that seems to no longer be the case.

"It just depends on what is the best fit from my family," Hollowell explained. "I have been thinking a little bit about going far, but I still haven't decided."

One school that has been very active recently recruiting Hollowell is Purdue. The Boilermakers got three very early commitments in the 2012 class and didn't seem to be in a position to take another player until recently, and they have really turned up the heat on Hollowell in the process.

"I have been looking at Purdue a lot," said Hollowell. "I have been talking to Terone (Johnson) and he has been telling me about it. I am just getting to know more about their program."

Hollowell even joked that Johnson, who is currently a freshman on Purdue, is his lead recruiter for the Boilermakers.

With more schools entering the picture for Hollowell all the time, he is stepping back from the process and taking a look at who is after him. At one point it seemed he was ready to make an early decision, but now that is no longer the case.

"I kind of want to wait and take my official visits, but before my senior season trying to make a decision," said Hollowell.

Coaches will continue to look on as the nation's No. 23 prospect, but right now the plan is for him to take some time before making a commitment.

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