How was Kendric’s visit to Vanderbilt and can you address the rumors of his commit?
“He had a good visit, but he has not committed verbally or otherwise. He is going on his visit to Michigan with a very very open mind. We’ll sit down when he returns and weigh his options and make a decision hopefully by Monday afternoon.”
How did coach Amaker’s visit on Monday go?
“That went very very well. The presentation actually lasted for over three hours, but no one was aware of the time. I can attest to that because when I go home my wife wanted to know why I wasn’t home by the time I said I would be (laughing). He did a wonderful job and he is a wonderful man. I was extremely impressed with him, as was my associate head coach. The young man has a tough decision to make.”
What are the factors Kendric is weighing in his choice?
“I think he is convinced that he will get a fair chance to play. Obviously that’s probably the most important thing from a basketball standpoint. He felt very comfortable with Coach Amaker. He is very interested and very talented in the area of music, so the program that the school has to offer in that area is important. Just a sense of comfort and belonging, both on and off the court with both the coaching staff, his teammates and the environment around them. I think each of those are equally important.”
Talk about Kendric is as a player. What position do you project him at in college?
“Stealing a word from Coach Amaker, I think what coaches are most excited about is his versatility. The fact that he is 6-9 now and can play inside and outside. The fact that he shoots well from the outside and can put the ball on the floor. Plus his potential ultimate potential as a 4-man is one of his strengths. There is plenty of room for him to grow. I think we all agree that if and when he really begins the work on his game and developing his body, particularly his physical strength, he could be not only a very very skilled player and a very productive player, but he could also be a very dynamic player…certainly in the area of a crowd-pleaser.”
In other recruiting news,
GBW learned recently that another prominent 2005 recruit will be in town Saturday.
Arinze Onuaku may have dropped his Michigan visit, but Uche Echefu has picked
it up. The Montrose Chrisitan (Rockville, MD) star is scheduled to make his
visit Saturday along with Price. Adding to the quality of the visitor weekend
are a number of top-ranked junior prospects. Among will be Daequan Cook, David Lighty, Deshawn Sims, and even a top-ranked 2007 recruit in Raymar Morgan. These
are but a few of the names we’ve heard thus far. Rest assured that GBW
will give a full account of all those that made it in after the game and on
Sunday’s edition of the Michigan Insider Hour.