Macon enjoys trip

Pitt hosted Elijah Macon for an official visit and more trips could be coming soon.

Now at Huntington (WV) Prep, Elijah Macon is a four-star power forward who has been on the recruiting radar for a while. After his freshman season he originally committed to West Virginia, but now Macon is open and took a recent official visit to Pittsburgh.

It wasn't the first time Macon had been on Pittsburgh's campus. All-Ohio Red has made an appearance at the Pitt Jam Fest every year since its inception, and Macon had liked the school during previous trips.

"I went to some AAU tournaments there and I wanted to see more of the school," Macon explained. "It just seemed like a school I would like to go to, but I wanted to make sure."

He continued, "On the visit I saw where the freshmen stay, what the players do when the coaches aren't with them, where the classes are, how far stuff is, and things like that."

Overall Macon came away very impressed with what he saw on the visit, and now Pitt ranks very high for him.

"I was very impressed," said Macon. "I didn't know Pittsburgh was that big. I knew it was big, but I didn't know that it had that much to do. Their campus is in the middle of everything, so it was real cool."

In terms of any other visits, Macon says a few schools are in the mix, but at the moment nothing has been set in stone.

"I haven't set up anything with any other schools, but I might take a visit to Maryland or Kansas State," explained Macon. "I don't know when, and I could still take an unofficial to West Virginia, but I haven't set anything up with any other coaches yet. Those are just some of the schools that me and my high school coach have been talking about."

Now at Huntington Prep, and with him having taken summer school courses to help improve his GPA, Macon feels very confident that he will qualify and stay a member of the 2012 class.

While he feels good about his academics, Macon is still unsure of when he will make his decision. It could come early or it could come late, at this point Macon simply doesn't know.

"I was planning to sign in the spring, but I really don't know, that was just a plan," explained Macon. "It could happen early, it could happen tomorrow, I really don't know. I just really don't know at this point. When a decision happens it happens."

For now the No. 64 player in the nation is just taking it all in, and is content to work on his grades and his game while sorting through his college options.


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