Witherspoon Exhibits Patience

Wesley Witherspoon isn't worried about the early signing period. Scout.com's No. 56 prospect has decided to let the early period pass him right by.

Some guys just aren't ready to sign early. Others, well, it was never in their plans. For Wesley Witherspoon, the early signing period was nothing more than a milestone marking the beginning of the high school season. The 6-foot-7 Witherspoon had no intention of signing early.

"It's always been my decision that I was going to wait," Witherspoon said. "I'm not going to sign until May."

Witherspoon, Tyreke Evans and Willie Warren are the best wings on the board. The trio is likely to comprise the three highest profile non-signers not named John Riek.

Witherspoon's a cool customer too. He's not about to flinch and make a pressured decision. "I feel that if the school is right for me they'll wait around because I want to wait."

Oh, they'll wait. The only small forward rated higher than Witherspoon and hasn't signed is Terrelle Pryor and he's a football guy anyway. In other words, Witherspoon will become more popular than he is already.

LSU, owners of a potential Top 25 recruiting class, are the only program that Witherspoon visited early. His distinguished list of suitors includes Memphis, Texas, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Clemson, Colorado, Oregon and George Washington.

The next time you're watching a college game and an early entry wing candidate has a big night, go ahead and add his team's name to the list of interested parties.

"I just want to make sure it's the right decision and I don't want to feel like I'm rushing into anything."

There's no rush on Witherspoon's part but come May there will be quite the rush to get in line for his signature.

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