The fact that Horford remains on the board is a bit surprising. Going into the spring, he had a number of big time schools such as Florida and Michigan State keeping tabs. Then, towards the end of the July open period, Horford left some doubt for the elite programs.
"Based on my showing this summer, I only played two tournaments … Cincinnati was a good showing but Vegas was a bad way to the end the year. It probably left people with some questions in some areas. This year is about clearing things up and letting people know that I could play."
Mentally, Horford's in a good place. He took a potential negative by not finishing the summer on his terms and used it as a personal call to action. "It was a wake up call. It told me that I needed to get my mind right ahead of time. I should have been preparing myself."
"Picking a school isn't something I would just jump into. It's probably the biggest decision I'll make so far in my life."
Horford has his full allotment of visits remaining. While he's not sure about definite visits or dates, some schools are talking up the trips. "I just talked to Kentucky about taking a visit down there yesterday and Providence wants me to take a visit up there," Horford said.