Colvin Picks Up New Offer On Visit

Chris Colvin made an unofficial visit to a local Big Ten program this past weekend, and he walked away with his second high-major scholarship offer.

With the club circuit complete, visits are in full swing. Although upperclassmen are the main priority for most, there are a number of 2009 and 2010 prospects taking visits as well.

This past weekend Illinois had at least a pair of underclassmen on campus. Chris Colvin and Brandon Paul made it to campus and Colvin walked away with a scholarship offer from the Illini.

"We went down this weekend and they offered this weekend," Chris' dad, Ike Colvin Sr., said.

"It was great. It was a totally good experience. The campus is definitely a good campus for Chris, the academic support system is great and the basketball staff is definitely great. But as of now I think he's young and we don't want to get too frantic and jump the gun."

While on the visit, Colvin and his father sat down with Bruce Weber on two different occasions. Following an open gym, Weber offered Chris his second high-major scholarship.

"We had a big time one-on-one interview with Coach Weber after we got a view of the campus. We came back and watched them practice and then had the opportunity to play some open gym with the team."

"After the open gym I had the second sit down with Coach Weber and at that time he presented a scholarship."

Colvin, whose nickname is Magician, had a solid summer playing with the Rising Stars 16's and picked up a handful of other scholarships.

"So far the schools that are really on him and have offered a scholarship are Illinois and Iowa. Of course Miami (Oh) and Northern Illinois have offered him one too, but to me they aren't high-major."

The Hawkeyes, who were the first high-major school to offer him a scholarship, have made an early impression on Colvin. Although the Colvin's have yet to visit, Iowa's early attention caught their eye.

"Iowa felt that they had seen enough of him to go ahead an offer him a scholarship. They came to all of the July tournaments and some of the Spring tournaments and I guess they've seen enough to offer him a scholarship."

Colvin Sr., also claimed interest from North Carolina, Bradley, Wyoming and Miami (Fl).

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