Mourning talks Florida trip & future visits

Trey Mourning, a three-star power forward out of Florida, is looking at three schools -- Duke, Florida and Georgetown. He took his first official visit this past weekend and is planning others.

Ransom (Fla.) Everglades standout Trey Mourning, the son of former Georgetown player and NBA standout Alonzo Mourning, took his first official visit this past weekend to Florida.

"I had a great time with the players and a great time talking with the coaching staff, especially coach Donovan," Mourning told Scout.com. "My mother really loved it and we had a great time."

"I took a tour of the campus," he added. "I really love how close it was from going there over the summer to the team camp. I've been doing a lot of driving, so I really liked how close the practice facility is to the dorms and the business school and all that."

Mourning, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound power forward, cited Florida's team chemistry when asked what he liked about the Gators.

"It's just a great group of guys and a great group of seniors," Mourning said. "You can tell they really care about each other and really care about the younger guys on the team and it's a great team atmosphere."

Prior to his visit to Gainesville (Fla.), the Gators offered Mourning a scholarship. There are two other schools involved in his recruitment as well.

"Florida has obviously offered me a scholarship," Mourning said. "I do have some other offers. My two other interests are Georgetown and Duke. I talk to Georgetown, Florida and Duke and in no particular order."

Mourning has obvious connections to Georgetown, as his father was an All-American there in 1992.

"I love the school," he said about Georgetown. "I love what they are about. It's a really strong, familiar bond to that school and to the organization. It's like family."

Mourning was scheduled to visit the Hoyas early last week for their game against Creighton, but his visit was canceled due to a snowstorm. Mourning does plan to reschedule the trip.

"Of course," he said when asked if he would still be visiting Georgetown. "I just got back from Florida. I'm going to plan it as soon as I can. I'm going to call them and set it up."

"I just have to plan everything," he added. "I just got back from this trip so I'm focused on that. I had a great time there and now I'm going to move on to the next one. I'm going to take my next visit and then my family will make a decision."

Mourning said he also intends to take a visit to Duke.

"Obviously they are the most well known college in the United States," Mourning said when asked about Duke. "They have a great coach in coach K. He's a Hall of Fame coach and they have great history."

Mourning, a three-star recruit, is eyeing April for his college decision.

"Hopefully I can make it after I go on my visits," he said. "But hopefully early April."


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