Fortson Looking To Take Three Visits

There aren't many point guards left in the 2008 class, and that makes Courtney Fortson as important as ever. He's working on his list and setting up visits.

The 2008 point guard class dwindled even more the past two weeks, as Dashan Harris, Cashmere Wright and Andre Young made their college decisions. With PG's flying off the board, Courtney Fortson is starting to feel the heat from college coaches in need of a lead man.

"It's sky rocketing, so it's going well," Forston said about his recruitment. "It was already going pretty good, but it just got better [after Las Vegas].

Fortson, who is getting strong interest from Arkansas, Kentucky, Florida State and Clemson, attributed the recruiting success to his great play in Las Vegas with Southeast Elite.

"I think it turned out great for me and I got recognized even more at a national level," he said. "It was real good for me. I think I held my own. I think I really competed with them. Nobody went out there and killed me or anything."

Of the four schools Fortson mentioned, he claims scholarship offers from the Razorbacks, Wildcats and Seminoles. Fortson said all three schools have made him a priority and he's looking to schedule visits to each one.

"I think I'm going to visit Arkansas first," the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder said. "I'm going to go to one of their football games."

"I like their coaching staff and some of the players. I like their style of play and the defense that they play."

Although he is planning to visit Arkansas, he hasn't set up a date. He said he has to wait until he arrives at Patterson (N.C.) Patterson School to finalize his official visit dates.

Since the new Wildcat staff arrived in Lexington, they've been recruiting Forston, and they even had him on campus for their Elite camp. Despite having already seen the campus, Fortson still wants to take an official visit to UK.

"[The elite camp] was a great experience for me and I got recognized from their coaching staff and they are on me hard right now. I probably will have to take an official because it was a camp at first, so I'll probably take an official visit there."

Unlike Kentucky, Fortson has yet to see Florida State's campus. He plans to visit them, as he's still in the process of formulating a relationship with their coaching staff.

"I'm going to take an official visit there too. I just talk to coach Enfield and that's the only one I've talked to so far, so that's why I need to take an official there so I can get to know them real well."

Fortson, who is ranked No. 2 at his position on the Post Grad list, doesn't have a firm timetable for his college decision.


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