Graham beginning to take visits

Dillon Graham was one of the biggest surprises of the July evaluation period, earning offers from a host of Divison One programs with his play. Now, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Orlando (FL) The First Academy is beginning the next phase of the recruiting process - which means taking visits. And he's kicking things off with a tour of his own backyard.

Metaphorically speaking, of course.

Sunday, Graham stopped by South Florida, a trip he'll follow up Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday with unofficial visits to Central Florida, Florida and Florida State.

He enjoyed his unofficial to South Florida, and with such a flurry of visits on the horizon is doing his best to just enjoy the ride.

"It's definitely exciting," Graham said. "I've never done this before, so I'm just trying to take it in."

The aforementioned programs from the Sunshine State are part of a small crowd that is beginning to stand out for the talented shooting guard. Joining them is Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., which was the first school to throw its hat into the ring with Graham.

"I'm definitely a Christian guy and I love the atmosphere," he explained. "And I'd love to go in there and try to build that program up."

Another program that is garnering a longer look is the University of Kansas, who extended Graham an offer in early July. Since then, Head Coach Bill Self and assistant coach Joe Dooley have remained in contact, and he has done some research into the Jayhawks of his own.

"Coach Self and Coach Dooley, they seem like really nice guys," he said. "They talk to me a lot."

Tentative plans have been set for an official visit to the Lawrence, Kan. campus to take place in late September or early October, but no firm date has been decided upon as of yet. Top Stories