Poythress discusses trips, upcoming decision

Alex Poythress chatted with Scout.com late Monday to talk about the recruiting process and where he stands with making his college choice.

The official visit process is over for Alex Poythress.

After taking trips to Florida, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Memphis the 6-foot-7 five-star wing prospect is examining the process and weighing his options.

"It's kind of filling out," Poythress said of his decision. "But it's still a toss up at this point."

"I went to all four of these schools, so I think it's going to be a hard decision," he added.

Despite the fact that the Clarksville (Tenn.) Northeast standout has taken his last trip, Poythress still isn't sure when he'll make a verbal pledge.

"I couldn't tell you when I'm going to decide yet," the No. 3 small forward in the 2012 class told Scout.com. "I just don't know really."

With Signing Day just a few weeks away, does that factor into his decision?

"Whenever I come to a decision that's when I'm going to decide," he responded. "If it's before then that's great, if not then I'll be OK."

This past weekend Poythress visited Josh Pastner's Memphis program.

"Memphis was another good visit," Poythress said.

"We did a lot of things. We hung out with the players, saw a practice, saw how hard they went. They are one of those teams that play real hard. I hung with the players and we went to coaches house."

Poythress said he also had the opportunity to watch some of the NBA players in town work out.

"We also watched some of the NBA plays in town like [Zach Randolph], Rudy Gay and Thaddeus Young. I liked it overall."

The weekend prior, Poythress visited Kentucky for their midnight madness festivities. He left Lexington (Ky.) impressed with UK's fan base and how John Calipari deals with his players.

"It was pretty exciting," he said of the trip. "All the fans were pretty passionate about what they do. It was a pretty exciting there."

"It was a good trip overall," Poythress added. "I saw how coach Cal treated his player. I saw their practices, how hard they go and all their practices."

Poythress is ranked No. 16 overall in the 2012 recruiting class.

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