For Trevor Lacey, now comes the tough part.
As one of the only elite prospects remaining on the board in the Class of 2011, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound shooting guard has been a hot commodity in recent months. With his recruitment now finally entering the home stretch, Lacey's date book of late has been packed.
Originally slated to visit Kansas officially during the final weekend in April, the thunderstorms and severe weather that ripped through his home state of Alabama caused him to reschedule. Rather than sit idle, however, Lacey took an impromptu visit to nearby Auburn, and upon his return left almost immediately for an official visit to Kentucky early last week.
Saturday, the Huntsville (AL) Butler High School star touched down in Lawrence, Kan., for his official visit with Jayhawks. It was his first trip to the Sunflower State, and like many recruits in a similar position, the four-star prospect wasn't exactly sure what to expect.
What he found impressed him, on all fronts – not just the basketball program, but the university and the city of Lawrence itself.
While on the visit, he had the chance to do everything one might expect, such as meet with the coaches, tour the campus and facilities and, perhaps most importantly, spend time with the players that could end up as his future teammates.
"I pretty much stayed with them the whole time, and it was just great," Lacey said. "The players, the facilities and the whole university is awesome."
Now, it's decision time. Lacey had previously given some thought to taking another visit, but those plans have been curbed.
"I was thinking of NC State but then they came in late and there wasn't really too much they could do (to catch up)," he explained.
Lacey will announce his decision May 18.