Poyser talks visits, timeline
Four-star shooting guard Jalen Poyser really began to emerge at the end of the summer with CIA Bounce. The class of 2015 star was also excellent at the Nike Global Challenge, and now he is beginning to take a closer look at his recruitment. Athletes Institute Canada has a chance to be one of the best teams in the country this year, and so far Poyser says workouts are going very well. “Workouts are going real good,” noted Poyser. “We are having some good practices as well, and just getting ready for the season. Having Matur and Thon Maker as new additions has really helped as well, and we should have a real good season.” At 6-foot-3 with solid athleticism and a great ability to score, numerous college coaches have been checking in on Poyser. “Some of the coaches that have been up are Oregon, St. Bonaventure, Kansas State, Indiana, Missouri, Rhode Island, UNLV, and a few others that I can’t remember,” said Poyser. So far Poyser has made one official visit, to Rhode Island, and he came away impressed with what he saw. “The trip was great,” said Poyser. “As soon as I got out there I got a great vibe from them. I talked to Coach (Danny) Hurley a lot, and he wants me to come there, and if that I were to commit I would have a chance to start right away and earn major minutes. Also he says he would help me get to where I need to get for the next level.” He continued about the visit, “I also really liked the campus, the arena, and overall it was just a really good visit.” While he isn’t yet sure of the date, Poyser does know which school will be his next visit. “I don’t know the date yet, but I know I will be making a visit to UNLV,” said Poyser. “Their assistant coach, Todd Simon, he was my head coach when I was at Findlay Prep. We already have a good relationship from before because of the high school season I had. Also they have been telling me that they want me to get out there and see everything and that I could really impact the team and play major minutes.” At this point Poyser is just trying to gain as much information as he can, and says he has no specific time frame for a decision. "At this point I'm not sure if I will be making a fall or spring decision," said Poyser. "I will talk with my dad, my high school coach, and my AAU coach to determine what is best."
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