I spoke with Welsh recently and asked him about some of the trips he has taken recently.
"I went to Cal and Stanford for unofficial visits," said Welsh. "I was really impressed with the campuses and the coaches are really good people."
Welsh also took an unofficial visit to UCLA recently.
"Coach Grace has been the main one recruiting me and I took a tour of the campus," said Welsh. "They said they can't offer yet because Coach Alford hasn't seen me play. They said he'll come out and watch me in July and check me out I guess."
When asked if the Bruin staff discussed their system and how they use their big men, Welsh replied, "a little bit, but not very much."
Welsh recently participated in the USC Elite Camp.
"There were a lot of guys there, about 130 I think," said Welsh. "The coaches are really great. I really like Coach Enfield."
I pointed out that Welsh has several schools with strong academics on his list.
"Yes, academics are really big," said Welsh. "As far as the other criteria, I'm not really sure. I'm just kind of looking at the big picture right now. I think once I start to get more interested in schools I'll start narrowing it down and see what I'm really interested in."
I asked Welsh about the timing of his decision.
"If I fall in love with a school then I'll probably sign in the early signing period," said Welsh. "But if I'm not really sure I'll just take my time and wait until I have good information to make the correct decision."
Welsh said he currently has a 3.8 GPA.