January still looking

Since moving to Taft High School, Anthony January has significantly improved his game. Despite being committed, he's also added interest from a couple new schools.

In July of 2011, 6-foot-7, 210-pound Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft small forward Anthony January ended his recruitment by committing to UTEP.

However, the 2012 prospect didn't sign with the Miners and while he remains pledged to the school, isn't completely done with the recruiting process.

"I'm still verbally committed to UTEP," January said. "UTEP is basically where I'm going to end up going but I'm still keeping it open. I just want to see how this year goes before I sign."

January mentioned four programs that he's still considering, two of which have especially caught his eye.

"I'm looking at San Diego State, UNLV, USC and UCLA, close schools like that," he said. "San Diego State and UNLV have been recruiting me the most. I'd like to visit San Diego State and UNLV. I kind of like Oregon too but mainly those two."

San Diego State and UNLV both have benefits that January can't ignore.

"I like that San Diego State is close to home and my mother could come see me play. There's nothing like San Diego; I like it there," January said. "I have family around UNLV too and it's still pretty close to home."

As of now, January says that neither school has offered him a scholarship, which is one of the reasons he's keeping his commitment to UTEP.

"If somebody actually offers me, that might change my mind, but my father went to UTEP and I would like to continue that with my family," he said. "UTEP is the main school I'm focusing on."

January has yet to qualify academically, but he says that he's on track to do so.

"Academics are going great, I'm making progress," January said. "I'm extremely close; I'll be qualified."

There is no timetable for January to make a final decision.

"I can't even say," he said. "I just want to see how everything goes."

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