There might not have been a player in the country who did more to raise his stock during the month of July than Jase Febres. Running with Texas PRO, Febres emerged in a huge way on the scene, and picked up numerous high-major offers.
About his big showing in July, Febres said, “I didn’t get completely healthy until the summer so I didn’t get to show what I could do during April. South Carolina was basically my first live period event. I showed my ability to shoot, get to the rim, and also my athleticism, so everything has gone well.”
Schools such as Houston, Texas, Texas A&M, Stanford, Baylor, Auburn, West Virginia, SMU, NC State, and others all offered Febres either before or during the month of July.
Most recently Febres made an unofficial visit to Texas A&M, and he came away impressed with what he saw in College Station.
“They are telling me about how I would get the full college experience,” said Febres of Texas A&M. “Football is crazy there and I would have a great experience as a student as well as a basketball player. Also the atmosphere of the campus is great.”
Febres continued, “When I went there the students were gone, but I saw the facilities and those are great. Also Coach Ulric (Maligi) is recruiting me and I have known him for a long time. Coach (Billy) Kennedy is also good guy and a really good coach.”
Up next for Febres is a trip to Houston where he will see the Cougars campus.
“I am actually making an unofficial visit to Houston (today),” said Febres. “I haven’t seen the whole campus so I will get to do that on my visit.”
He continued about Houston, “They’ve been on me for a while. They’ve always known that I would be this type of player. They are a big school on my list. It is close to home and I think there is a big time future at Houston.”
Houston will also receive Febres’ first official visit starting September 3.
While it isn’t yet set up, Febres is hoping to finalize things with Texas for an official visit on September 10.
About the Longhorns, Febres said, “They offered and they are one of the top schools on my list. When I went there on an unofficial visit, their campus felt like home. The whole atmosphere and the coaching staff, everything about them was great. I like everyone there, and I feel I could make an impact.”
Another visit set up is to Stanford on September 17.
When it comes to the Cardinal, Febres said, “It is one of the most prestigious colleges in the world. They are one of the few schools that need me. Some schools say they want me, but Houston and Stanford tell me they need me so I feel I could go there and impact as a freshman. Also the Stanford degree would be huge.”
The final set up visit is to Baylor on September 24, and Febres has long seen himself as someone who could play his college ball in Waco.
“I grew up living there, so it was a dream school,” explained Febres “I’ve always been a Baylor fan. I need to see the campus more on a visit, but I do like the coaching staff and the school.”
When it comes to making a decision, Febres has no specific plan in place, but he does have a good idea of when he’d like to make a commitment.
“I’m looking to make a decision by November 9,” said Febres. “I’m probably going to commit in early October. I want to commit before the season starts as soon as my official visits end.”