Villanova Visit On For Morris Twins

After visiting Lawrence last weekend for an official visit to the University of Kansas, twin forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris are down to their final visit. According to their former high school coach, Dan Brinkley, the Philly natives will take one final visit to Villanova next weekend.

“Right now they are just going to take their visit to Villanova,” Brinkley told Phog.Net. “They look forward to seeing it. They’ve been up there before but never in a capactiy where the focus has been completely on them.”

The talented duo has fielded scholarship offers from over 20 schools after de-committing from Memphis, but they've narrowed the field down the Wildcats and the Jayhawks.

“They’ve had good meetings with Jay Wright, but Kansas is Kansas,” said Brinkley. “So you have to look at both schools as being on equal footing”

Although he was unable to accompany the twins -- who played for him at powerful Prep Charter -- Brinkley received a pretty comprehensive information download from his former players after their trip to Lawrence.

“They were impressed with the gymnasium and they spoke with the student advisors,” said Brinkley of the twins trip. “They were impressed with the way things are set up for the athletes to make sure they succeed academically.”

The duo was also comfortable with the current staff and players.

“They were impressed with Coach Self, Coach Dooley and they liked talking to Danny Manning,” said Brinkley. “The players, they were struck with how physically ready they were and how all of them were in condition to play. They also got along with them well.”

With no other visits planned, Brinkley says that he doesn’t know twins plans for making a decision other than that they’d sign early.

“They would have to answer that question,” said Brinkley when asked of the Morris’ decision making timetable. “They are going to sign early, I know that.”

With a decision likely to come in the next few weeks, it looks like it will ultimately boil down to whether the twins are most comfortable around those in Lawrence or Philly.

“Being very comfortable, they love their family,” said Brinkley about what will matter most. “They like being in a comfortable environment and when they are comfortable they are at their best.”

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