Last weekend, Bolivar Central junior point guard Willie Kemp visited Arkansas unofficially for its game against LSU. He took his friend and teammate Wayne Chism with him. "It went very well, I like the program a lot," the 6-foot-2 guard said.
In fact, when asked to name who was recruiting him with the most intensity, Kemp said it was the Hogs and the Tennessee Volunteers. However, Kemp is in no particular hurry.
"Right now I'm not there yet," he said. "I don't know what I'm going to do."
What he'll likely do is continue playing well through the spring and summer and see who else jumps into the fray with him. He's had a lot of interest from Mississippi, Alabama, Memphis, Arkansas and Illinois.
Kemp has already seen the campuses of Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Memphis. He'll take the SAT for the first time in April.
"I just want to go somewhere where I feel like I'm OK with the coaches and I can step in and play. I think if teams see me play they'll know if they want me in their program," Kemp said. "If they're not recruiting me, they're missing out on a good player."