Poole Has Plenty of Early Interest

Stacey Poole proved himself as a legitimate scoring threat this summer playing with Team Florida. College coaches took notice and a few began offering the talented guard scholarships.

Stacey Poole may only be a junior this season at Jacksonville (Fla.) Andrew Jackson, but that hasn't stopped college coaches from trying to lure him to their respective schools.

Coming off a summer where the 6-foot-5, 180-pound SG showed an ability to score, Poole has seen his recruitment take off, and already claims scholarship offers from Florida State, Miami, Indiana and Clemson.

"The recruiting process is getting real heavy," Poole, who is the son of a former Florida player of the same name, said. "I'm getting recruited by a number of D-1 basketball schools."

To go with the schools that have offered, Poole, a 2010 prospect, said he's also garnered interest from Kentucky, Kansas, Marquette, Texas, South Carolina and Alabama.

"It's still early," Poole said of the recruiting process. "I'm still open. I'm going to take some unofficial visits, so I can get a feel for the coaches and see what players they are bringing in."

Thus far Florida State, South Carolina and Clemson have watched him workout since college coaches could be on the road. Kentucky, Kansas and Marquette are expected to visit his school in the near future.

Poole recently took a visit to Florida State and has plans to head to Miami either the last weekend of September or the first in October.

"When basketball season comes around I want to take some visits to some of the other schools on my list," Poole said.

Although Poole doesn't plan on making a decision anytime soon, he is starting to develop a few early favorites.

"There are a lot of schools [that stick out]. Kansas is sticking out for me. Kentucky is very interested. Indiana has really come forth and shown effort too."

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