New Interest Emerges For Colvin

The July evaluation period was good to Chris Colvin. The talented lead man picked up new interest and scholarship offers. Now he's examining his schools and will begin taking visits soon.

With a thin crop of point guards in the 2009 class, high major coaches have been searching for a guy that can run the show, and Chris Colvin emerged in July as a guy that can make an impact at a high major school.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound lead man drew attention at the RBK All-American Camp, and kept up his strong play in Las Vegas, playing with Mac Irvin Fire.

"I missed like five weeks during the spring and fall time, but when I came back in the summer I knew I had to come back and play," Colvin said. "People were saying I was washed up, so I had to get back into the AAU game."

"I went down to camp and had a good showing," he continued. "When I got back from Philly, we had a tournament in Chicago and we won that tournament. Then we went to Vegas and I had a good showing in Vegas. I think I played pretty well for the summer."

He played well enough that USC, Baylor and Illinois decided that they wanted to jump in the mix and begin recruiting the Chicago (Ill.) Whitney Young standout. He also has interest from Florida State, Kentucky, Providence and Illinois State.

According to Colvin, all of the schools involved have offered a scholarship. A few weeks ago, Colvin took a trip to Tallahassee (Fla.) to check out what Florida State had to offer. He's hoping to start visiting more schools in September.

"My officials will start in September," Colvin told "I'm going to go out to USC and then I think I go back to Florida State and then back down to Illinois."

After taking a few official visits, Colvin hopes to narrow his list further, or even make his college choice.

"I'm just thinking about what I want to do and where I want to go and what school is going to fit me the best," he said. "It'll come down to which school will give me what I need and which was one we like as a family."

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