Desrosiers Down To Three, Planning Visits

Carson Desrosiers recruitment took off after a huge July. The massive big man is now down to a trio of schools that represent three conferences.

Carson Desrosiers recently whittled down his list to three schools.

A 6-foot-10, 205-pound center, Desrosiers is now considering three schools from three very different conferences -- Marquette, Arizona State and Wake Forest.

"I was listing about seven or eight schools for a while," Desrosiers said. "As I gradually talked to the coaches and learned more about each programs I gradually started to get better opinions of each school. As of a couple days ago I narrowed it down to three."

Marquette has been in the mix for Desrosiers since the beginning of his recruitment. They've already had him on campus once for an unofficial visit, and their staff has made an impression on the four-star prospect.

"I think the number one thing with Marquette is the relationship that I have with their coaching staff," Desrosiers, a standout at Lawrence (Mass.) Central Catholic, told Scout.com.

"I just remember taking an unofficial there three or four months ago and walking around campus and speaking with coach Buzz [Williams] and the academic people, I could see myself going there and not even from a basketball standpoint. If I were not playing basketball that's the type of school that I'd like to attend."

Much like Marquette, Arizona State has been involved in Desrosier's recruitment for quite some time and they've gotten the talented center to campus for an unofficial visit. The PAC-10 is appealing to Desrosiers, as he thinks ASU and the conference play his brand of ball.

"I have a great relationship with their coaching staff and I've known them and been talking to them for almost a year and a half now along with Marquette and they've been recruiting me from the get go."

"The PAC 10 fits my style of play the best with the skilled bigs and passing it outside," he continued. "I think just overall it would be a pretty good fit."

Wake Forest is the newest school to get in the mix, and they made his final cut because of their reputation in the ACC.

"Wake Forest actually came in pretty late, maybe at the beginning of the summer," he said. "I was open to anything throughout the recruiting process and I was open to them because they are a big time ACC program."

"From the couple of talks I've had with them, it's a great program and we've talked about who is leaving when I would go and I've gotten the chance to talk to all the coaches and I think overall it would be a really good fit."

While Marquette and Arizona State have had Desrosiers on campus for unofficial visits, Wake Forest has not, and that has Desrosiers classifying them as the wild card in his recruitment.

"The official [to Wake Forest] would kind of be make it or break it because I don't have something in my mind to picture the school because I haven't seen it yet," he said. "They are kind of a wild card, which can be a good thing too."

At this point Desrosiers doesn't have his dates set for his three official visits, but he's hoping to complete the visits in September, so he can knock out his decision prior to the early signing period.

"I'm in the process of planning three official visits hopefully all in September," Desrosiers said. "I start school a little after Labor Day so I can't plan anything at the beginning. The plan is to make a decision after the three official visits."

"Anything could change," Desrosiers said. "But my plan and my family plan is to sign to a school early in November."


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