Poole remains open

One of the most athletically gifted players in the 2013 class is Solomon Poole. The floor general has some big time schools tracking his progress.

For four-star prospect Solomon Poole of Jacksonville (Fla) Parker High School the recruiting process has been a busy one. An elite athlete at 5-foot-11, Poole can get where he wants on the court off the dribble, and now is becoming more of a floor general.

The physical skills of Poole are undeniable. During the recent Knoxvegas Heat Invitational, Poole drove down the right side of the lane saw a defender who was significantly taller than him, and then simply rose up and dunked on him. The play showed exactly what Poole can bring to the table from the point guard spot, and ability to get to the rim and freakish athleticism.

"I saw him there, but I just had to do," said Poole of the monster dunk. "I had to."

Skills like that have college coaches drooling. Schools such as Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Miami, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Memphis, and many others have all been in close contact with Poole, though right now he says his recruitment is wide open.

"There are a lot of people in touch, but I am still open," Poole explained. "The list goes on, so I can't really say who for sure."

One school that gets a lot of mention with Poole is Georgia Tech. His older brother recently transferred to the program, and the Yellow Jackets have been recruiting him for a long time.

"It doesn't have a big impact, I am still open," says Poole of his brother's presence at Georgia Tech. "It is a definite look though because my brother does go there, but I am not going to go to a school just because of my brother."

Another that early on did a ton of work with Poole was South Carolina. However the Gamecocks have since had a coaching change, and while that does impact things, Poole says he will still listen to South Carolina.

"At South Carolina that was a big change because I was close with Coach (Darrin) Horn, but if South Carolina is still interested that would be a top school on my list," said Poole.

For now Poole is in no hurry to make a decision, but he does say that his brother has given him advice as to what he should pay attention to when making his college choice.

"He just tells me to make a decision on what fits me the best," said Poole. "He says you have to go to a place where you can play."


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