Long School List for 6-10 Forward Includes Illini

Richard Semrau has been a busy man these days. As the 6-10 forward from Rocky River, Ohio is set to leave for a trip down tobacco road, Bucknuts spoke with his high school coach. <br><br> Thursday evening, Phil Argento, head coach of Lutheran West High School in Rocky River, brought Bucknuts up to date on Semrau's recruitment.

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"He's been real busy lately and he's just trying to sort things out right now," Argento noted. "I think he just wants to learn more about each and every program he can and go from there."

Semrau, the talented four-star recruit, has been recruited by most of the prominent programs nationally already, and others continue to file in every day.

Argento didn't want to give any formal list of schools because he said it was too early to leave anyone off.

However, just some of the schools he mentioned were Kentucky, Illinois, Connecticut, Iowa, Saint Louis, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida, Indiana, UCLA, Michigan, Purdue, and Michigan State amongst many.

Two other schools that Semrau is obviously involved in are Wake Forest and North Carolina, whom he is visiting this weekend unofficially.

Already, Semrau has visited Kentucky, Louisville, and N.C. State. Argento said that Semrau has been able to eliminate Louisville and N.C. State from consideration.

Semrau has been on the record many times professing Kentucky as his leader. While Argento might not disagree, he takes issue with calling the Wildcats obvious favorites.

"I wouldn't say I get that impression," Argento said. "He likes them, most definitely, but there's a lot of schools out there he likes."

But Argento didn't deny having a personal favorite.

"Of course I want him (Semrau) to go to Kentucky," he acknowledged. "I am really pushing for him to go there, and I hope that he does. But there's a lot of things under consideration and when it comes down to it, that might not be where he goes."


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