Garcia Needs Visits To Decide

A productive summer for John Garcia has left him with truckloads of Big East offers. The Brentwood (N.Y.) High big man has his list down to five.

John Garcia, the 6-foot-9 big man from Brentwood (N.Y.) High, is hot. He's a big name on the recruiting trail right now and no Top 100 list is complete without him.

After a sensational effort at the Reebok ABCD Camp, Garcia hit the road again and found himself in Florida where coaches took in his games. At this point, it's time to trim the list.

"I had my list to five and it was UConn, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall and St. John's," Garcia said last week. "That's not the order, there's no order."

Garcia said that he doesn't have any dates set up and that he'll pay little attention to the order of the visits other than his last visit. "I'll have to sit down and discuss it with my family and decide where to go first. I'm going to see the schools I haven't seen yet. I've seen St. John's before so they'll probably be the last official I take."

Garcia says he's not sure which characteristics he'll factor into most: winning or rebuilding. "I want to be able to win. If that's going to a place that's established, I prefer that. But, it depends. If I sign to a school that's rebuilding then other people might go there and we can win a lot faster than you think."

Garcia said that he'll go through the process and decide around October after he takes his visits.

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