Woolridge Down To Five

With the summer circuit complete, Renaldo Woolridge is starting to figure out his recruitment. He cut his list, is setting up visits and wants to make an early decision.

Renaldo Woolridge has his final five. After mulling over scholarship offers from schools across the country, the 6-foot-8 forward has settled on Georgetown, Tennessee, USC, Marquette and Illinois.

"I just think I love all of the coaching staffs," Woolridge said. "I just like what I see with all of them."

All five schools have offered scholarships and he's now working on scheduling official visits. According to Woolridge, Georgetown and Tennessee will definitely get visits.

"I'm going to try and take all five officials. I'm trying to sign during the November signing period, so hopefully something will stand out to me and will make me want to commit to one of these schools."

The North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake product will head to Georgetown for their midnight madness festivities on October 13th. His visit to Tennessee has been scheduled but he couldn't' remember the date.

Although he was being recruited, Woolridge's recruitment didn't get hectic until mid-July. The rising senior said his play at RBK U is what forced coaches to turn up the heat.

"My shot was really falling and I got into the all-star game and I was able to score a lot. I think the whole experience of playing against the top competition and being able to perform helped me out a lot."

"When I got back home I got calls from many schools that I had never heard from before. There were a lot of schools that I had heard from before, but my recruitment kind of went crazy and I got a lot more offers. I was really blessed to have it all."

Now with a decision looming, Woolridge looks to his dad for advice. His father, Orlando Woolridge, who was the 6th overall pick in the 1981 draft, spent 13 seasons in the NBA and is someone that the younger Woolridge turns to for support.

"He's been there and he gives me insight when I talk to him. When I was younger the traveling around and visiting different places kind of prepared me for all of this."

Woolridge hopes to make his decision following his visits and plans to sign in the early signing period.

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