Poythress Has Significant Attention

The recruiting race for Alex Poythress is heating up and all three in-state schools are hot on his trail as are other regional powers.

A wiry power forward with skills and a live body, Alex Poythress has emerged as one of the premier players in the 2012 class. The Tennessee native is having a good junior season, and it is paying off in the form of significant recruiting attention.

"The season has been going pretty good," said Poythress. "I have been playing alright. As a team we aren't playing as well as we could be, and we have to pick it up some."

Always an impressive athlete with good size, now Poythress is working hard to take advantage of those gifts by improving his skill game.

"I think I am getting more active and moving better without the ball," explained Poythress. "I am working to get my shot more consistent and also on my ball handling."

On the recruiting trail there has been absolutely no shortage of teams showing Poythress love. A good student who also excels on the court, Poythress just keeps on adding options.

"It is going pretty good," said Poythress of his recruitment. "I am hearing a lot from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Memphis, Stanford, Miami, Marquette, and a few other schools."

Already Poythress has had a chance to visit Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Memphis, Georgia, and Florida. On those visits Poythress pays attention to a few things in particular.

"All of the campuses have been pretty good," said Poythress. "I am just trying to see if I like the coaches and how the players and coaches interact and things like that."

Living in Clarksville, which is right outside of Nashville, Poythress is in the middle of a huge recruiting battle between the three in-state powers. For Poythress it is an honor to have all of his home-state schools showing him attention.

"It feels good," Poythress explained. "It shows that they are recognizing me for my hard work."

For now Poythress is simply taking it all in. He is in no hurry to make any kind of final decision, and is even willing to listen to new schools and what they have to offer.

"I think I will probably wait a while," said Poythress about where he stands in the process. "I am still pretty open right now."

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