Louisville emerging as favorite for Jennings?

Last week, Terrence Jennings, the No. 3-rated prep school prospect in the country de-committed from Maryland. This week has brought even more changes for the 6-10, 230-pound power forward, who figures to be a top recruiting target for Rick Pitino.

Last week, Terrence Jennings, the No. 3-rated prep school prospect in the country de-committed from Maryland. This week has brought even more changes for the 6-10, 230-pound power forward, who figures to be a top recruiting target for Rick Pitino.

Jennings, who played last season at Mount Zion Academy in North Carolina, has packed up his things and taken his talents north for his final prep season.

"He's not at Mount Zion anymore," said Mount Zion coach Tony Fozard. "I've heard from reliable sources and I believe he's headed to Notre Dame Prep."


Jennings is an athletic shot
blocker, rebounder and low-post
scorer.
Since de-committing from Maryland last week, Louisville, along with Memphis, Kentucky and others, have been mentioned as possible players in Jennings' recently re-opened recruitment. Not only are the Cardinals involved, but Fozard believes Rick Pitino's program could emerge as the leader in the Jennings sweepstakes.

"I think he has his own plan," Fozard said. "He did tell me he wants to visit Louisville. It just seems like that's where he'll end up since Louisville gets a lot of players from Notre Dame."

The Cardinals currently have one player on their roster that attended Notre Dame Prep, located in Fitchberg, Mass. – 6-9, 265-pound sophomore center Derrick Caracter. Melquan Bolding, a 2008 prospect who has given the Cardinals a verbal commitment, currently is enrolled at Notre Dame. Bolding and Jennings will team together this season at the small Massachusetts prep school.

"I think Maryland took a chance on Terrence and he took a chance on them and it didn't work out," Fozard said. "I'm not sure what he really wants to do, but I do know that he wanted to take a look at his options."


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