Self and Co. make stop in sunny San Diego

After kicking off the in-home visit schedule on the East Coast last week, Head Coach Bill Self and his staff have been in a California state of mind. Sunday it was Los Angeles, followed by Sacramento on Monday. Wednesday, it was on to San Diego for a visit with power forward Angelo Chol. Phog.net spoke with Chol's High School coach, Ollie Goulston, to get the latest.

Head Coach Bill Self and his staff at the University of Kansas have been racking up the frequent flyer miles in the past week, making in-home visits with several highly-ranked members of the Class of 2011.

In the past week, the Jayhawks coaches have visited Ben McLemore at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., Norvel Pelle in Los Angeles and Josiah Turner in Sacramento.

Wednesday they continued their West Coast swing by stopping by the home of Angelo Chol in sunny San Diego. Ollie Goulston, Chol's head coach at San Diego Hoover High School said the visit went very well.

"It went as expected," he explained. "It was positive, and I think they brought some good information that they shared."

During the visit, Self and assistant coach Joe Dooley shareed how they viewed the talented 6-foot-8 power forward and where they saw him fit into the Kansas program. Additionally, they discussed everything from academics and the program's track record of putting players in the NBA, to graduation rates and the frequency with which the Jayhawks appear on national television.

Chol was impressed, but Goulston said he's taking a long-term view at his recruitment and will stick to his plan of signing with a school during the late signing period in the spring.

"He's taking a mature approach," he said. "He's listening. I think Angelo takes it all in more than anything at this point, without getting too excited one way or the other. I think he's just trying to gather information."

Chol has an official visit scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 15, and will be part of a star-studded group of prospects in attendance for the season-opening "Late Night in the Phog" festivities.

* The Kansas coaches have another in-home visit ahead of them, this time on the East Coast, as they travel to Winter Park, Fla. to make their pitch to ballyhooed shooting guard Austin Rivers.


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