Galindo Schedules Three Visits

Alex Galindo, a small forward out of St. Benedict's in New Jersey, is in the process of getting out of a letter of intent to UTEP. In the meantime, he's set a few official visit dates.

Alex Galindo, a 6-7 small forward out of Newark (NJ) St. Benedict's, will not be attending UTEP next season. Galindo has been released from his letter of intent due to Billy Gillispie's accepting the job at Texas A&M.

Once Galindo was granted his release – he's not eligible yet pending an appeal with the NLI steering committee – a number of programs jumped in on him. Three of them worked him hard enough to land official visits which were set up on Monday.

"He's scheduled three visits today," St. Benedict's coach Dan Hurley said. "He's going to Pittsburgh this weekend. He's tentatively going to Rutgers the following weekend and he's going to Kansas the weekend after that."

Hurley said that the Top 100 recruit heated up immediately once word spread that he wanted out of the commitment to UTEP. Kansas, Pittsburgh and Rutgers acted swiftly. They were also familiar with him from the fall.

"Those are schools that he got to know early in the recruiting process. He was comfortable enough to want to go see those places. He's got one official visit left and he'll speak to people over the course of the next two weeks to see if he wants to take it. He might do some school visits with some other schools to see if he wants to visit somewhere after Kansas."

Hurley said Duke, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Boston College, Baylor, Virginia Tech and Ohio State recently placed calls to him.


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