Veal Sets Dates

As September approaches more and more prospects are setting their official visit dates. Toby Veal set three this week and a few schools are vying for the last two.

Toby Veal has his list. The 6-foot-6 rising senior recently narrowed it to Auburn, Colorado, Colorado State, LSU, Florida State and UNLV. Now he's ready to start taking visits.

He kicks off his official visit spree on September 1st when he heads to Auburn. The following weekend he'll be in Boulder at the University of Colorado. Then the weekend of the 15th he'll head back to the west to visit Colorado State.

Following those three visits everything is up in the air. LSU could get a visit on the September 22nd, but they've also talked about October 20th. Florida State and UNLV are battling it out for his fifth official visit, which isn't a definite.

"I think [the recruiting process] has been very smooth," Keith Arrington, who is the head coach at Savannah (Ga.) Johnson, said. "He's got plenty of people interested in him and he's working really hard."

Veal's interest held steady despite not being able to play on the circuit during July. At the Vince Carter camp he hurt his foot and decided to take July off so he would be ready for his senior season.

"Toby said he didn't want to chance hurting it right before his senior year, so he just worked out. We did a lot of skill development stuff. Colorado, UNLV and Colorado State all came in to evaluate him some during that."

Arrington said Veal spent majority of the summer working on his perimeter game. According to him, Veal has improved his wings skills enough to get some time there this season.

"What a lot of people haven't seen yet is his perimeter game. He can step out and handle the ball and shoot it and do a lot of things. He hasn't done that much in the past, but he's definitely got it and he's going to show it this year for us."

"He's very athletic. We haven't done a vertical leap, but I bet he's in the 40's on a one step vertical. He's very athletic and runs the floor good. He's just got very high motor and plays hard all the time. He's a great offense rebounder."

Veal will likely pick his school following his official visits. Arrington said the plan is for Veal to sign in November.

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