Recruitment Heats Up for Graham

Four-star shooting guard Torian Graham has seen his stock pick up, and now some of the top schools in the country are involved in his recruitment.

There aren't many wings in the 2012 class with more talent than Torian Graham. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard who is now at Word of God Academy can score in a variety of ways to go along with being a high level athlete. With that talent and a renewed focus in the classroom Graham's recruitment is heating up in a big way.

"It is going pretty good," said Graham of his junior season. "I have played pretty well. I am just staying focused and working on my consistency."

He continued, "Mostly I am working on being a leader and also on my defense and bringing a consistent effort."

In terms of his recruitment, it is a long list of schools coming after Graham, and the schools stretch from one coast to the other.

"UCLA, Clemson, Kentucky, Miami, Louisville, Xavier, and NC State are after me hard," Graham explained. "Also I am hearing from Florida State, Wake Forest, Oklahoma, DePaul, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgetown, Florida, Brown, and Jacksonville."

Everything has seemed to pick up really quickly for Graham on the recruiting trail since the summer, and it is a process that he is enjoying at the moment.

"It has all come real fast for me," said Graham. "It has been a great experience. I like being recruited by all of these schools and having these options."

One thing Graham has on his side is an older brother who can provide guidance. Torian's older brother Tyree is currently on scholarship at Rutgers and has given his younger brother advice for how to handle the process.

"(Tyree) told me to find the best decision for me and to make the decision on my own," said Graham. "He told me to make the right decision and not to let anyone push me because I am the one who has to live with the decision."

For now Graham is taking it slow in his recruitment, but he does know a few things that he will look for as he begins to narrow down his list and ultimately make a decision.

"I want to be a part of a team that will make me better and get me to work hard every day," explained Graham. "Also I of course would like to be a pro."

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