Since receiving his receiving his release from his letter of intent, Josh Harrellson has been a hot commodity on the recruiting trail. Multiple high major programs still looking for a big man have made inquiries. Harrellson has chosen to take his time and make an educated decision after taking some visits.
"I'm just trying to see my options and make a decision when it's over with," said Harrellson. The 6-foot-9 forward has several schools interested in his services, but he's got a few schools in mind. "I plan to visit Kentucky and St. Louis," he said. "I'm not sure about Ohio State. I'm trying to get something planned for Indiana," said Harrellson.
Harrellson has a couple of deciding factors in the school he chooses to attend. "I'm looking for somewhere I can step in and play," he said. "Somewhere I'm comfortable and welcomed."
He plans to be in Lexington this weekend for the first of his official visits. "I'm just eager to get down there and see it. I don't know much about Kentucky," he said.
Kentucky can certainly offer Harrellson playing time on the frontline. So how would he contribute to the Wildcats? "I can shoot out to the three point line. My shooting is one of my strengths. And I‘m a great passer," said Harrellson. "I need to improve my ball handling," said Josh. "And I need to work on my rebounding a little bit," he said.
The coaching staff does see Josh as a difference maker for the Wildcats. "They said that I'd fit in and play right way. I should be an impact player," he said. "I could play either center or power forward."
With visits scheduled to Kentucky and St. Louis, and a probable visit to Indiana, are there other schools he's interested in? "Whatever comes," he said. "I will probably make my decision after about four visits."
Harrellson will be on campus with Paul McCoy and Maurice Sutton, who will both be competing in the Derby Classic.
Harrellson eager to visit Kentucky
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