Simpkins Ready For Visits

With the camp and AAU circuit complete, Matt Simpkins' full focus is on the recruiting process. Visits are on the horizon, and he could be making a decision in the near future.

Visits are always key when it comes to recruiting, and Matt Simpkins is about to start that stage of the recruiting process. The 6-foot-9, 200-pound combo forward recently schedule a pair of official visits.

"I've set up a visit with UConn and also Washington," Simpkins said. "The Washington visit is pretty soon, it should be in like two week."

Although he's unsure of the exact dates, Simpkins is getting excited about making the trips. The Washington visit especially excites him because he feels they might be the best fit at this point.

"There's a big chance that I might commit to Washington when I go out there because that's one of the schools on the top of my list and it's looking pretty good. Washington is on the top of my list right now."

Simpkins Prepares For Visits
"I like their coaching system," Simpkins continued. "I like their style of play and I love the way Coach Romar coaches."

To go with Connecticut and Washington, Simpkins also claims interest from USC, Florida and California. He mentioned that Washington, Southern California, Connecticut and California have offered.

"In a school I'm just looking for a nice fit for me and a nice campus. I do want to stay close to home and I really want to stay in the Pac-10. I just want to meet the coaching staffs and see how everything works out playing wise and see the offense."

Simpkins, who checked in at No. 74 in's post summer rankings, said most schools are recruiting him to the play on the wing. In Las Vegas he showed that he could be effective playing both forwards positions.

"I have been working on my ball handling, shooting and my outside game because I'm trying to get prepared for college. I'm going to be a wing player in college, so I just want to keep working on my game. I think it's developing real well."

"[This summer] was a good experience and I think overall this summer I played very well. I improved a lot."

Simpkins attended Sacramento (Calif.) Berkeley last season, but won't return. He's currently in the process of looking for a prep school. Due to NCAA rules Simpkins visits could be pushed back, as prospects can't take official visits until school begins.

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