Visit planned for Colbert

Austin Colbert will make an SEC visit in the near future.

In his first season at Lakeville (CT) Hotchkiss School, Austin Colbert has taken on a huge role. The No. 34 prospect in the 2013 class has is the go to guy on a team loaded with division I talent. Colbert is not only playing well, but he is also taking a look at his recruitment.

At 6-foot-8 and 205 pounds, Colbert possesses good size, athleticism, and skill. Now Colbert is beginning to put all of his vast potential together and turning into production.

"I think it has been a challenging season," said Colbert. "We have all been put together on the court with guys that we have never played with before, a coach who we have never played for, but the outcome has been great."

He continued, "Coach (Fred) Benjamin pushes us every day, and we are on an eight game win streak. We are doing and if we keep playing like this we should win out."

Colbert says he has been working hard to improve numerous aspects of his game.

"I am working hard on my strength and my physicality," he explained. "I am working to develop that mean mentality on that court. Also I am working on my jump shot and my ball handling, but more than anything it is my heart. I want to have that toughness to lock people down and do everything I can for my teammates."

When it comes to his recruitment, Colbert has no shortage of schools. Florida, Texas, Villanova, West Virginia, Memphis, North Carolina State, Harvard, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and Georgia Tech are just some of the schools showing him attention.

While right now Colbert remains open, this spring and summer he hopes to start to get a clearer picture of what direction his recruitment is going to go in.

"This summer I really want to get ready for my officials by making unofficial visits," said Colbert. "During spring break I am going to be visiting Florida. From there we will see what other schools get visits, but I am wide open."

For Colbert he said Florida will get a visit because of the way their coaching staff has recruited him and how they allow their frontcourt players to play.

"Coach Billy Donovan is a great coach and the assistants are really welcoming and care about me and my development," said Colbert. "Plus I like the way that he works his system and gives his big men a lot of freedom. I believe in my versatility that I can play inside and outside like he lets his big men do."

That is the only visit Colbert has planned, but others are sure to happen. When on the visits Colbert will take a close look at the academic side of the school as he is also an excellent student to go along with being a talented performer on the court.


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