Irvin in No Rush

Hamilton Southeastern High School has an impressive one-two duo on the wing of Gary Harris and Zak Irvin. The class of 2013 prospect, Irvin, is having a solid season with Big Ten schools and other regional powers showing him a lot of attention on the recruiting trail.

A knee injury has slowed down Zak Irvin some, but the class of 2013 prospect is working to show off his full offensive repertoire this season. After playing mostly JV basketball as a freshman, Irvin is now one of the go-to guys on his varsity team.

Following the summer, Irvin went on a bit of a growth spurt. Now he is a legitimate 6-foot-5, and possibly could get an inch or two bigger. With that added height, Irvin is now one of the most intriguing prospects in the state of Indiana. Those expectations can be a heavy burden, but Irvin is focused.

"There's a lot expected out of me this year," said Irvin. "I feel I have been playing pretty well. I am just glad we're winning."

So far a knee injury has slowed Irvin down some this year, and has forced him to wear a bulky knee brace, but he is getting used to having it on.

"I am getting better," said Irvin of his knee. "I have to wear the brace for another week. I am almost 100 percent. I get the brace off next week."

He continued, "It limits me a little bit, but I am starting to get used to it out on the court."

When it comes to his recruitment, Irvin is hearing from many of the usual suspects in the state of Indiana. Already he has offers from Indiana, Purdue, Xavier, Illinois, Baylor, and Miami-Florida.

Along with those schools, Irvin is also hearing from Michigan, Ohio State, Butler, and Notre Dame.

With all of those early offers, Irvin is just trying to stay grounded and isn't letting the recruiting process consume him.

"It is nice, but I just try to stay humble," said Irvin of the whole process.

In Indiana it has been a trend to commit early. In fact two of Irvin's AAU teammates, Devin Davis and Collin Hartman, both already committed to the Indiana Hoosiers. Despite that around him, Irvin says not to expect a quick decision from him.

"I'm not in any kind of rush," said Irvin. "I am just viewing my options."


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