Hibbert Gets Head Start

Naji Hibbert, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound wing, isn't wasting any time getting involved in the recruiting process. The class of 2009 prospect has already taken a handful of visits and is getting interest from a variety of schools.

Despite not being able to take official visits, there are a number of 2009 prospects hitting the road trying to get an early start on the visit process. Naji Hibbert is among the group, as he's already taken four visits.

The talented wing out of Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha, took unofficial trips to Miami, Maryland, Texas A&M and Xavier. The Muskeeters received the latest visit this past weekend.

"All of my visits went well," Hibbert said. "I'm going to visit a couple of more schools and just weigh my options and take my time."

To go with those four schools, Hibbert is also getting strong interest from Marquette, Indiana, Syracuse, Clemson, Georgetown, Texas, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

With so much early interest, it's clear that Hibbert has plenty of options. His recent visits are helping him decide what he wants in a program and comfort level is among the keys.

"[I'm looking for] somewhere that is going to be comfortable for my family and I and somewhere that can help me get to the next level and to the NBA," Hibbert said.

Although Hibbert, a four star prospect on Scout.com, is getting off to an early start with visits, that doesn't mean he's looking to make an early decision.

"I'm just going to keep talking to my family and my mentor and see which school is best for me," Hibbert said. "I know I'm not going to make a decision until next year."

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