One of the breakout players from the state of Texas this spring has been Jarrett Culver. The class of 2017 product is a wiry and long athlete with versatility in the backcourt, and now schools in his home state are starting to pick up the pace in his recruitment.
“It was a good spring,” said Culver of his spring. “I got hurt so I missed some games, but it is going good so far, and I picked up some offers so it was good.”
He continued, “I have been working on my defense and my ball handling, and just trying to get stronger.”
On the recruiting trail schools in the Lone Star State are really beginning to make him a priority recruit.
“Baylor, Texas, Texas Tech, and some Big XII schools have been talking to me a lot,” said Culver. “Also Arizona called to express interest.”
Texas Tech is right in Culver’s hometown, and new Head Coach Chris Beard is hoping to keep him close to home.
“They are just saying I can be the hometown hero,” said Culver of Texas Tech. “I also really like the program and the coaches.”
Culver has been to Texas Tech numerous times, and recently he also made a trip to Baylor.
“I took an unofficial there last weekend and they are giving me a good message about how they want me,” said Culver of the Bears.
He continued about Baylor, “The campus was real nice. Also Coach Scott Drew is a great man and a good coach, and I liked to get to know.”
Up next is a trip to Austin where Culver hopes to learn more about the Longhorns.
“I have talked to Coach (Shaka) Smart a little bit and he seems like a good guy,” said Culver. “I haven’t visited there, but I plan to next week, so I am looking forward to getting to know them better and see the campus.”
For now Culver says he is focused on finding the right fit for his game and is in no hurry to make a commitment.