Robbie Simpson leans toward two in-state schools

<b>ITV RECRUITING EXCLUSIVE</b> -- 6'9 Robbie Simpson of Mount Zion (NC) Christian Academy is leaning toward playing his college basketball in his native state of Kentucky. Mount Zion Head Coach Tony Fozard talks about the two frontrunners for Simpson's services.

6'9 Robert Simpson, who hails from the city of Louisville and played his first two seasons of high school basketball at Seneca High School, enters his second season playing for nationally ranked Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, NC.

Robbie Simpson at the TOC (ITV)
Simpson, who entered Mount Zion last year with a 2.2 core GPA, has really improved his academic standing and performance since enrolling in the North Carolina basketball factory, according to Tony Fozard.

Fozard said that Western Kentucky, Murray State, Nebraska, Richmond and Virginia Tech have been in to visit with Simpson since the beginning of the in-home visititation period began earlier this month.

According to Fozard, all five schools have offered Simpson a scholarship.

Fozard indicated that Simpson was leaning to a return to Commonwealth to play his collegiate ball and Mick Cronin's Murray State Racers and Darren Horn's Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were the favorites for Simpson's services.

Of note, U of L's coaches expressed interest in Simpson last fall but that interest ended when Coach Pitino accepted Terrance Farley's verbal commitment last February, according to Fozard.

Stay tuned, the Louisville coaching staff is interested in two of Mount Zion's top underclassmen and ITV will have updates soon on those prospects!

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