Visits Lined Up For Hodge

Walter Hodge isn't wasting any time. The Florida Air Academy guard just won a state title. On Tuesday he's making an unofficial visit and he's got a pair of official trips lined up.

The MVP of the state tournament is a hot commodity. Walter Hodge, Florida Air Academy's 6-foot point guard, is visiting the Gators unofficially, according to his coach Aubin Goporo.

"Right now they came back in and said they want him," Goporo told

Hodge's list resides at three despite efforts from other programs to get involved. "Maryland called today to see if they could get involved," Goporo said. "Hodge said that he's got three schools already. He's got only UF, Auburn and Kansas."

And he's visiting them all this month.

The Auburn Tigers are preparing to host Hodge on a visit this coming weekend. Later in the month, on March 28, Hodge will visit the Kansas Jayhawks.

"As soon as he gets back from Kansas he's going to make a decision," Goporo said. KU has not offered to date, but Goporo said Hodge understands their plan.

"They said that they'll bring him in for the visit and discuss everything. Then they'll lay it all out on the table."

Meanwhile, Auburn is pushing a quality product as well. "They're selling point to him is playing time," Goporo said. "They said that they have only one guard right now and he would be the second one and it would be between the two."

Last weekend, Hodge helped his team finish the season 32-0. In the state semis he pumped in 25 and then dropped 33 in the title game. He was the MVP of Brevard County and is a finalist for Mr. Basketball which will be announced on the 22nd.

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