While the recruitment process is winding down for some, Dematha 6-foot-4 guard Victor Oladipo still has a long way to go before he makes a decision.
The Upper Marlboro, Md. native indicated that it will take until August before he will cut down his list of schools to 10. While he refused to name any favorites at this point he said that Indiana, Marquette, Maryland, Providence, Massachusetts, and Pittsburgh, among others have all offered and are currently recruiting him.
While the proximity of Oladipo's home to Maryland will surely have an impact, he is certainly willing to take his skills to a school far from home.
"If going far away fits my game best then I'll go," Oladipo said. "I'd love to stay local and have my mom be able to see my games, but if no local school wants to take me or fits best then I have no problem going away."
The three star player has mostly been busy with AAU events of late, where he says that things have been going well and his team has been doing a lot of good things. He has visited local school Maryland multiple times, but the close location doesn't figure to be too much of a factor in the long run.
Oladipo said that he is working hard at becoming more of a leader and improving his jump shot and to become more like the player he compares himself to, Dwyane Wade.
"I think I play most like Dwyane Wade," Oladipo said. "Growing up he wasn't one of the best players and was overlooked but he continued to develop and now he is one of the best players in the world."
Oladipo, who is known as an efficient slasher, can knock down a clutch 3-pointer, but also makes sure to get his teammates involved. Although the Terrapins have already received commitments from guards Terrell Stoglin and Terrance Ross for the class of 2010, it appears they are still interested in the multi-talented guard.
He additionally indicated that he will begin to take visits sometime in late August and more thereafter.