DeLaurier keeps pulling in offers

One of the breakout players of the spring has been Virginia native Javin DeLaurier.

This spring has been a time where Javin DeLaurier has absolutely blown up on the recruiting trail. The 6-foot-9 and 205 pound power forward is running with Team Loaded Virginia, and making a statement with his play.

It was a tough end to the high school season for DeLaurier. His year ended due to injury, but that hasn’t slowed him down at all as he has been an absolute force to start of the spring on the adidas Gauntlet.

“It has been fun to get back on the court,” said DeLaurier. “I dislocated my elbow at the end of my high school season, so it has been good to get back in the game and help my team.”

He continued, “I have been working on everything. I have been really working on my perimeter game, and also at finishing better around the rim. I’m just trying to make myself a more complete player.”

In recent weeks schools such as Cincinnati, Texas, Clemson, Xavier, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest have all offered to go along with schools like Virginia Tech and Princeton that have been involved for a while.

About his recent run of offers, DeLaurier said, “It was an honor to get all of those offers. It shows that all of my work in the gym has paid off.”

Even with all the attention, DeLaurier says three schools seem to be pursuing him the hardest.

“The schools recruiting me the hardest right now are Texas, Virginia Tech, and Princeton,” said DeLaurier.

Shaka Smart is familiar with DeLaurier from his time at VCU, and now he has continued the recruitment to Texas.

“Coach Smart is a great coach who had a lot of success at VCU,” said DeLaurier when asked about Texas. “Obviously Texas is a historic program with a lot of tradition and it is a great place, so it was good to get that offer.”

Buzz Williams also made sure to be a staple at DeLaurier’s games. So far DeLaurier likes what he has heard from the Hokies.

“It is an in-state school and Coach Buzz has come in and turned the program around with a better culture,” explained DeLaurier. “I think they are going to be really, really good in the future.”

When it comes to Princeton, DeLaurier said, “From an early age my parents have told me that it is school first and sports second. Basketball is going to stop sooner or later, and a school like Princeton gives me a great opportunity to succeed without basketball.”

At this point DeLaurier is in no hurry to make a decision, but he does know what he will be looking for in a school.

“I am just looking for the best fit for me,” he explained. “I want to find a good mix of athletics and academics, and also the right fit with the coach. I am just looking for the best situation.”

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