Two visits set for Markelle Fultz

LONG BEACH, CA - Five-star Markelle Fultz is about to have his recruitment switch into high gear, and two official visits are set.

Five-star shooting guard Markelle Fultz was one of the top risers of the summer with his play. Now Fultz is begging to really lock in on the recruiting process. Fultz is still open to all schools, but two official visits are coming up shortly.

For the 6-foot-4 Fultz, he burst onto the scene during the high school year and then continued that outstanding play during the summer.

“It was just a blessing,” said Fultz. “I experienced a lot of good things, met a lot of new people, and accomplished a lot, not only for myself, but I was able to help my teammates get offers as well, so it was a great summer.”

Now Fultz is set to make his first official visit, and it will be to Louisville.

“I am going to Louisville on Wednesday, which is after this camp ends,” noted Fultz. “I am looking to meet the players and just get more detail. An official is different than an unofficial so I am looking forward to seeing the environment and talking to Coach (Rick) Pitino.”

After visiting Louisville, Fultz will get a few days off before heading to Arizona on August 8 for his official visit with the Wildcats.

“I am looking forward to meeting the players and seeing the campus for the first time,” said Fultz. “Also I will get to meet with the academic people and just see everything so I am looking forward to seeing if that is a good fit for me.”

While not visit has been set up with the Washington Huskies yet, they have been pointed to as a darkhorse in this recruitment with a major chance.

About Washington Fultz said, “I can talk to Coach (Lorenzo) Romar about anything, not just basketball. I have just built a great relationship with him. He was at all of my games in July, and he is a great guy.”

In the past Fultz has said he wants to make a decision quickly after the summer, but now the plan seems like a more deliberate one.

“My plan is to make all five official visits, but if I go on a visit and it is the right place I will commit,” said Fultz. “That said my plan is to take all five official visits.”

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