Pritchard Talks About Visits, Decision

Tom Pritchard took two surprising unofficial visits this weekend. This comes just a week after Pritchard spent last weekend on the road visiting Penn State and Bucknell. So what does it say about Pritchard's recruitment? Might he be closer to a decision than he originally let on?

Tom Pritchard took two surprising unofficial visits this weekend. This comes just a week after Pritchard spent last weekend on the road visiting Penn State and Bucknell. So what does it say about Pritchard's recruitment? Might he be closer to a decision than he originally let on?

Even Pritchard isn't so sure.

"I don't know how to put it," said Pritchard. "They're all kind of the same. I enjoy and love every school aspect of every place I've been. It really comes down to coaches, program, and basketball stuff."

The attitude is similar to the one Pritchard took before his four visits. This past weekend's schedule encompassed a drive to Indiana University on Friday. He spent Friday and Saturday nights in Bloomington, before heading to Oxford, Ohio on Sunday to visit Miami(OH).

His time at Miami included lunch with the team and coaches, a walk around campus, and even a meeting with the university's president David Hodge. The extra attention hasn't gone unnoticed by Pritchard.

"Just because I've talked to Miami a little more, I have a little more of a connection with them," said Pritchard. "It's nice to know they're doing a really good job recruiting me. Coach (Ryan) Pedon is a really good recruiter."

But, don't let those comments let you believe Miami is Pritchard's favorite. In fact, Pritchard would have you believe that there is still no leader for his services, and certainly no firm timeline for a decision.

"I'm really 50/50 with everything," said Pritchard. "I had a meeting with my coach, and he asked what stands out to me the most, and every school had something stand out."

Added Pritchard, "My coach told me to sit down tonight, after my homework, of course, and just write down how I feel about each school."

So with all these visits, has Pritchard considered making a decision sooner rather than later? Predictably, he is unsure.

"I'm definitely thinking," said Pritchard, "About making an early decision, and just taking an official to school of my choice. I could make my decision in a week."

But for now, Pritchard still has an official visit planned to Penn State on September 7th, Indiana on September 15th. He will also take an official to Miami later in September if he does not end his recruitment before the officials start.

Until then, it's hard for anyone to guess how it will end.

Even Tom Pritchard.


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