While it’s still hard to tell just how interested Kansas is in this four-star prospect from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, it’s easy to see that plenty of other schools are eager to check out Eatmon’s skills.
According to his father, Curtis Eatmon III, Los Osos’ star point guard is receiving interest from several Pac-10 schools like USC, UCLA, Cal and Stanford as well as other programs like Utah, New Mexico, Cincinnati and North Carolina.
While no offers have rolled in just yet, it appears to be only a matter of time before the Eatmon family will start to see just who is most interested and who is worth visiting.
“Right now we’re still waiting for schools to commit (an offer),” said the elder Eatmon. “I think a lot of schools are waiting to see him this April before they’re making their decisions.”
The months of April and May could be pivotal in the Eatmon’s recruitment both from his perspective and from those programs looking to see him up close.
“More than likely, the spring is a big push for him to see who is strongly interested in him,” Eatmon III said. “He’ll then try to make some visits, based on discerning the coaching relationships, the school, and system we feel is a good fit and wants to invest in Curtis, before the end of the year when the schools close down in May and June, so he can get a feel of what the campuses are like.”
No visits have been lined up just yet but Eatmon III indicated that those decisions will likely be made next month and one place his son is definitely interested in scoping out up close is the home of The Cardinal, Stanford.
“I know he’s interested in Stanford, but we haven’t visited there yet,” shared Eatmon. “He’ll likely want to check that out. Plus, in June we’re going to a Tobacco Road tournament out east, so he’ll have a chance to see North Carolina, Duke, and NC State. He’ll get a chance to do some un-officials that week.”
A visit to USC could also be in the works for Eatmon this spring.
“We are also very pleased with Tim Floyd’s decision to retain Coach Cantu on his staff at USC, he has built a genuine relationship with our family and is a believer in Curtis ability,” said Eatmon III.
As Eatmon and his father test the college waters over the next two months, he’ll also be working hard on his game. The 6-3 guard is already a tremendous shooter with excellent court vision, but he’s looking to make his game even more well-rounded this spring.
“He’s pretty much focusing on rebounding and penetration,” said Eatmon III. “He’s always going to be able to shoot the outside shot, so now he’s working on his footwork and being more comfortable scoring from the point guard position.”
Eatmon’s father thinks an increased scoring role shouldn’t force his son to change positions.
“Curtis is such a good shooter that his high school coach has thought about moving him to the two. My personal feeling is he’s a point guard and just needs to become more comfortable scoring at the point guard position.”
That comfort level could come once Eatmon starts playing a little more selfishly when it comes to looking for the highest percentage shot.
“He’s so unselfish right now that he needs to just get a mindset that scoring from that point guard position is not a negative.”
Check back soon for more on Eatmon’s evolution as a scoring point guard and his upcoming visit schedule once it comes together.