Mickey cuts list, will decide soon

Jordan Mickey, of Dallas (Tex.) Prime Prep, has narrowed his list and is looking to make his college soon.

Jordan Mickey has five schools left on his list.

After entertaining interest from a host of quality programs, Mickey, a 6-foot-7 power forward out of Dallas (Tex.) Prime Prep, is down to Ohio State, Oklahoma State, SMU, LSU and Arkansas.

"We are going to go through a phase of home visits first with the schools," James Wright, Jordan's father, told Scout.com. "Me and Jordan have been on the road all summer. We've only been home 8 or 9 days since May. Going out on more visits isn't at the top of our schedules."

"Jordan really wants to focus on training and getting himself ready for this year and try to put on a little weight and get himself physically ready for the collegiate level," Wright added.

Mickey, a four-star recruit, has taken unofficial visits to all five of the remaining schools. So there's a good chance, he'll pass on taking official visits before coming up with a decision.

"If it comes down at the end of the day and it's hard for us to decide, then we might possibly entertain that at that time," Wright said. "Right now we are going to set up in-home visits and let the guys come out and validate why Jordan should be in their program and just go from there."

"We want to give them an opportunity for them to come in and see him in his environment," he added. "All of the schools involved, we've visited already."

Although in-home visits are next on the agenda, dates have yet to be set up.

"I talked to Ohio State and Oklahoma State, but I haven't put dates down," Wright said. "The only one I haven't spoken to as far as a home visit is Arkansas and I plan on talking to them tonight. Ohio State, Oklahoma State, SMU, LSU I've already talked to."

Coming out of July, Mickey had to take some time away from the phone because of the amount of phone calls coming in. Now that he has a working list, he's going to try and get to know the remaining staffs better.

"Right now they haven't been able to get him on the phone as much as they would like to because we've had so many schools calling and it was impossible to get to all of those calls," Wright said.

"Now that we've narrowed it down, I called these schools and told them that he would be more available with the schools he chose and they can build a rapport with Jordan," he added.

Mickey, who is ranked No. 33 overall in the 2013 class, is looking at making his decision soon.

"This is a process we want to get done by the end of the September," Wright said.

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