Behanan Lists Sixs, Takes Trips

Chane Behanan visited his third high major program in as many weeks on Wednesday. He has another trip set up and scored a new offer.

Coming off a huge summer, Chane Behanan, a standout at Bowling Green (Ky.) High, is starting to turn his attention to the recruiting process.

With a handful of high major programs making him a priority the 6-foot-7, 255-pound low post prospect has his list of schools down to six – Ohio State, West Virginia, Louisville, Kentucky, Texas and North Carolina.

"It's crazy," Behanan said of his recruitment. It's fun."

Over the past few weeks Behanan,'s No. 29 prospect, has taken a handful of unofficial visits. He took recent trips to Ohio State and Kentucky and on Wednesday he spent some time with Rick Pitino and Louisville.

"It was fun," he said of the trip. "They just showed me around. They showed me around the new arena they are building. It's almost finished. They are opening it up on October 10th. It was fun."

Walter McCarty, who left for the Indiana Pacers, was the point man on Behanan's recruitment. With him leaving, Rick Pitino has taken a more active role in the process.

"A lot of people thought I was going to back off when Walt left, but I stayed with them because I know how Coach Pitino is," Behanan said. "Just by talking to him on the phone and in person he's a good dude and I decided to stick with him."

On Wednesday prior to the Louisville visit, Behanan, a four-star prospect, received a scholarship offer from John Calipari.

"I was happy," he said. "I was one my way to [Louisville] when they did it. I was happy about it though."

Just a few weeks prior to the offer, Behanan visited the Lexington campus and got a tour of their facilities.

"It was a good facility," Behanan said. "When I went up there they showed me around all the classes and stuff. They are building a new dorm for their players so they are going to have two of them now."

Behanan also took a recent trip to Columbus (Ohio) to see Ohio State. Behanan said he spent time with Jared Sullinger and Thad Matta.

"I went up there on Saturday and I sat down with Jared," he said. "We talked about the program and the city itself and he told me how the workouts were. He was telling me that he was imagining me and him on the court together."

Next up on the visit list is West Virginia. He will be in Morgantown (W.V.) on September 4th. One of the things he admires about West Virginia is the fact that they've been there since the beginning of his recruitment.

"They've been there since I was a young boy," he said about the Mountaineers.

Behanan doesn't have a trip set up to North Carolina or Texas. However the Tar Heels are scheduled to make a trip to Bowling Green on September 9th for an in-home visit.

At this point, Behanan is still planning to hold off on making a decision until spring.

"To be honest it's kind of hard," he said. "Looking at it and seeing all of the big programs with great coaches and national championships, it's kind of hard. I like all of them, but I can only pick one. Hopefully I make the right choice."

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