Winslow discusses recent recruiting news

Justise Winslow, a five-star prospect, recently picked up a few new scholarship offers, plus visited a pair of PAC-12 programs.

Interest continues to pick up for Justise Winslow, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound wing out of Houston (Tex.) St. John's School.

Winslow recently added scholarship offers from North Carolina, Ohio State, Kansas and Duke to a list that already includes Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Florida, Georgetown, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and others.

"With the new rules with how they can text and call the recruiting process has really picked up recently," Winslow told Scout.com. "They can come visit us at our school in September -- the second week in September they can come to the school."

Although interest has poured in from some of the nation's best, Winslow has yet to narrow his list of schools.

"Most of the schools are coming at me pretty hard. I haven't narrowed my list down yet. That's something I'm looking to do in the fall. All of the schools that have recruited me in the past are still recruiting me hard. They all still have a chance in my mind."

UNC was among the most recent to offer Winslow a scholarship. He said the Tar Heels offered shortly after July when he was headed to California to compete at adidas Nations.

"I was really happy because that was one of the schools growing up where you always hear North Carolina and Michael Jordan and to be a part of that legacy and that tradition is a great thing," he said. "I was really happy to get that offer."

Just a day after getting the UNC offer, Winslow visited UCLA with USA basketball teammate and close friend Jahlil Okafor.

"UCLA is really nice," Winslow said of his unofficial visit. "My older brother lives and works out in LA so he was with me on the visit. Jahlil was also on the visit with his dad. It was a really nice campus."

Then just a week later, Winslow took a trip to Palo Alto (Calif.) to unofficially visit Stanford.

"It was probably the nicest campus I've been to," Winslow said of Stanford. "The facilities are top notch because everybody that graduates from Stanford gets a good job and gives back to Stanford. Everything around Stanford was really nice."

Mike Krzyzewski and Duke have made it clear that they want to get Winslow to campus soon. The talented wing told Steve Clark, of The Devil's Den, that communication with the Blue Devils has picked up.

"There's been a good amount," he said about their communication. "They got back from the Olympics on Monday and he called me the next day. He talked with me about my game and how my game can benefit at Duke and how he wants me to be one of the first guys to get out and visit the campus."

Although Winslow, Scout.com's No. 10 overall prospect in the 2014 class, hasn't set up any other trips, he said many are vying for position for a midnight madness visit.

"All the schools are trying to get me to come to their Midnight Madness or whenever College Gameday is going to be on campus," he said. "Everyone is trying to get me to visit their school."

A five-star prospect, Winslow is the No. 2 rated small forward in the 2014 class.


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