Big East Program Sticks Out For Seagears

Jerome Seagears jumped into the recruiting process shortly after July. He's taken a handful of unofficial visits and is setting up some official trips.

With summer ball complete, Jerome Seagears, one of the best lead guards still available, has turned his attention to the recruiting process.

After a strong summer with DC Assault, Seagears, a standout at Red Springs (N.C.) Flora MacDonalds, picked up scholarship offers from West Virginia, Rutgers, Cincinnati, DePaul and Arizona.

"I would say I'm going to take my time," Seagears said. "I want to go on a couple of visits and see where I get a good vibe. I wouldn't say I'm not close with a timeframe on my decision, but I would like to sign in the early signing period."

Thus far he's taken unofficial visits to West Virginia, Rutgers and Seton Hall. The trip to Morgantown (W.V.) stood out to him and he's picked the Mountaineers as his current favorite.

"I would say West Virginia and Bob Huggins," Seagears replied when asked if he had a favorite. "I would say West Virginia is in the lead."

"They are a good program and I liked it when I went on my unofficial," he added. "They had great facilities. Bob Huggins is a great coach. I like the coaching staff and I have a real good relationship with all of them."

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound guard said he wants to take an official visit back to West Virginia, but also plans to visit to Cincinnati and Rutgers. He's set to see the Bearcats on the 27th, then will set up the other two trips in October.

Seagears is a top 25 lead guard in the 2011 class and currently rates as a three-star prospect.

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