Derrick Favors Spring Decision

For the most part, Derrick Favors operates in the shadows. The unassuming No. 1 player in the country doesn't command attention, nor does he seek it. So far he's been to a pair of schools and this week visits a third. It's all building toward a spring time decision.

Don't think Derrick Favors didn't feel the pressure. Last summer, Favors was showcased on a national scale as the nation's top prospect. With the moniker came plenty of responsibility and Favors felt the eyeballs peering at him.

"Everybody wanted to see me do what I did in high school and get 40 points and 20 rebounds," Favors told Scout.com. "It's hard to do that in AAU season with a lot of other players on your team. I could have did it, but it's an all-star team. You didn't need to score 40 points every game.

The well-traveled Favors (he played in Africa last summer) jet-setted with the best of them over the years. "Sometimes my body gets a little tired but other than that I'm straight."

Favors won't have a long flight when he leaves the ATL for the RDU later this week. The Wolfpack is spending a considerable amount of time in Georgia these days and its paid off with a pair of 2009 commitments already.

"I really like their coaching staff and that's how they got in there," Favors said of the Pack. Did the connections to the Peach State help sway Favors to consider the Pack?

"In a way it does. They had J.J. Hickson and now they have Lorenzo Brown and Richard Howell. In a way it kind of works out."

Favors has already been to Georgia and Georgia Tech. "It's what I thought they would be," Favors said of the local trips. "I was real comfortable."

Should he leave his home state, Favors has made no bones about wanting to keep in touch with his roots. "If I go out of state I'd like to stay close to Georgia."

The 6-foot-9 South Atlanta prospect indicated he's working on setting up a visit with Memphis. Kentucky, which accepted a commitment from Daniel Orton on Sunday and Florida State remain on his list but would appear to be significant longshots or at least should be considered as such until they can firm up trip dates. At times, Memphis has made appearances on his list as well.

As for Favors' timetable, well, buckle your seat belts. It may be a longer ride than anticipated. "The way its going I have a lot of stuff I have to look at and think about. I think I'll be April some time (before I decide)," Favors said.

Scout.com's Evan Daniels is set to visit with Favors at his school this week.


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