Colbert sorting through options

A big time student and basketball player, the future is bright for Austin Colbert.

On and off the court Austin Colbert is one of the top prospects in the country. An elite level student and an excellent basketball player, Colbert is being recruited at a high level in the 2013 class. After a tough start to the spring, Colbert has picked it up and has been impressive.

At the Nike EYBL in Hampton, Colbert seemed to struggle playing at the 17-and under level with the strength and athleticism of older players. However Colbert is now adjusted and has been performing at a consistently high level.

"It is a lot of older and more experienced and mature guys who know how to play on the basketball court," said Colbert about playing up. "It is a great challenge and I look forward to that each and every game."

When it comes to his recruitment, Colbert has offers from Xavier, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, and Baylor. Also schools such as Georgetown, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Texas, Harvard, and North Carolina have also been in touch.

"Things are going real well," said Colbert of his recruitment. "As long as I keep working everything is going to keep coming. Coaches have been interested in me and a lot are showing interest. I feel real good about the recruiting process."

At the moment Colbert is sorting through everything on the recruiting trail, and when the time comes to look at a decision numerous factors will go into it.

"I want to play for a good transition team," Colbert explained. "A team that will run, get out in transition, and let me play on the wing a little bit. Also I want to play for a great coach who will help me get better from day one."

Also academics will play a huge role in Colbert's decision. An excellent student, Colbert wants to be a doctor. For him balancing the school work and the basketball is just part of everyday life.

"I am definitely disciplined," said Colbert of balancing schoolwork and basketball. "Academics, without those you can't do anything in life. I think it is something that is going to help me in the long run."

For the nation's No. 19 prospect the attention on and off the court doesn't seem to be coming anytime in the near future.

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