Aminu Likes Six Schools

Al-Farouq Aminu, one of the top players in Georgia's Class of 2008, has decided to narrow his focus to six schools. has the scoop on what's up with Aminu.

Norcross (Ga.) High is loaded next year and one of the main reasons is the emergence of 6-foot-8 power forward Al-Farouq Aminu. The brother of Georgia Tech freshman Alade Aminu, Al-Farouq's rise up the charts this spring has been swift, despite sitting out last season due to state transfer rules.

Aminu was a standout at the Boo Williams Invitational last month where he displayed face up skills and improved athleticism. Aminu undoubtedly will become one of the most recruited players in the Southeast in 2008.

However, this week, Aminu announced that he's got an early list of six schools. The forward told that he's presently most interested in Georgia Tech, Florida, Wake Forest, Connecticut, Clemson and Tennessee.

"I'm just real interested in those schools," Aminu said. "I'm hoping to get offers from all of them and then make my top 3 and I'll probably choose from them."

In announcing a list this early, Aminu is putting a little pressure on himself. Why? Because he doesn't have offers from all of the schools on his list. Thus far, only Georgia Tech and Clemson have laid out scholarship offers.

Aminu knows that he's got some schools to impress. He's had contact with the head coaches from Georgia Tech and Wake Forest. "I just have to go out there and play good enough."

If the spring of 2006 is an indicator of what Aminu can do, offers from the other four schools on his list could come after the summer session.

No matter who is on his list, Aminu will always be asked to address the situation with Georgia Tech. His brother is just finishing up his freshman year in Atlanta. "Sometimes it doesn't depend on (my brother). I wouldn't go to Georgia Tech because of that."

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