Anthony Davis Visits DePaul

It isn't every day that a recruit like Anthony Davis, Jr. stops by the DePaul basketball office. Davis is in the conversation to be the number one ranked player in the class of 2011. In this report, we talk with Anthony Davis, Sr. about his son's unofficial visit to DePaul today.

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell has been wasting no time in putting together a recruiting class comprised of the best talent in the Chicago area. Purnell first got a verbal commitment from Crete-Monee's Jamie Crockett in May. DePaul is also among the top schools vying for DeLaSalle's Mike Shaw. Anthony Davis would be the best prize of them all.

Davis is the fifth ranked prospect in's Class of 2011 with a bullet. Anthony is without a doubt the best big man to hit the courts in Illinois since Kevin Garnett raced up and down at Farragut as a senior.

As's Dave Telep exclusively reported earlier today, Davis and his father visited the University of Kentucky on Sunday and then spent the day in Lincoln Park today.

"It went well," said Davis, Sr. "We toured the campus. We met the whole coaching staff. We met with the strength and conditioning coaches. We met with the Athletic Director (Jean Lenti Ponsetto) and toured the school. We went to the practice facility and we went to where the players live."

DePaul is in the mix along with Kentucky, Ohio State, and Syracuse and appears to have made up ground in the race to land Davis' services.

"Right now, we haven't discussed anything with Anthony," said Davis. "We don't know as of this moment, but today was a good visit."

The Davises are also fresh off an unofficial visit to Kentucky on Sunday after winning the 17U championship at the End of Season Showdown in Merrillville on Saturday. Davis had the opportunity to meet with Wildcats' coach John Calipari in Lexington on Sunday afternoon.

"It went well also," Davis said.

Next up on the agenda for the Davis family are unofficial visits to Ohio State and Syracuse.

"We're trying to visit Ohio State and Syracuse," Davis said. "I'm trying to check my schedule for vacation days and get that scheduled as quickly as possible."

The 6-10 forward from Chicago Perspectives is looking to make his decision rather quickly once all four visits have been completed.

"We're trying to do something hopefully by the end of August or the first week in September," Davis said of a timeframe for a decision.

Stay tuned to as we keep you up to date on the very latest developments with DePaul recruiting.

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