Eggleston discusses visits

On the court, things haven't quite gone as expected for Baltimore (Md.) Clinton Christian School sophomore Melo Eggleston. Unfortunately the talented wing broke his foot in two places early in the season.

But despite the injury, Eggleston has seen interest from college coaches grow.

Eggleston told Scout this week that he already has scholarship offers from Miami, Oregon State and Xavier. The other schools showing interest are Arizona, Baylor, Georgetown, Kansas, LSU, Maryland, Syracuse and UCLA.

The injury has allowed Eggleston to get out and see some colleges. He’s taken visits to Syracuse and Maryland this season.

Eggleston said his visit to Syracuse went well and he’s starting to build strong relationships there.

“Well first the legendary coach [Jim] Boeheim,” Eggleston responded when asked what he likes about Syracuse. “I have a close relationship with Gerry McNamama and he is a pretty good dude, the players all embraced me like one of there own.”

“While I was there Matt Moyer was there and me and him talk daily,” he added. “He is like a big brother. [Trevon] Duval was also there and we are pretty tight. The whole campus was live and pretty nice. Fans and students asked for autographs and already knew me, it was pretty fun.”

Eggleston’s proximity to Maryland's home makes it easy for him to get to their campus.

“I’ve been to Maryland a couple times, and I was there for their game against Virginia back in December,” Eggleston said. “I hung out with coach Mark Turgeon and assistants coach Nima Omidvar and coach Dustin Clark.”

“It was a pretty good visit,” he added. “The campus was really nice. I liked the game, the atmosphere, the student-section at Maryland and going on the tour. Coach Clark and coach Nima were showing me and my dad some of the history of the school. That was really cool. I like the history of Maryland and some of the great players that went there like Len Bias.”

Eggleston said his next visit would be to Georgetown.

“I don’t know yet,” he said when pressed about a visit date. “I know I’ll go to one of their games next week though, and go early to get a feel for their campus.”

Eggleston, who said his foot is now back to 100-percent, is planning to play for DC Premier on the Under Armour circuit this spring and summer.

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