"Yes," Hemingway replied when asked if he would pick a school early. "I'll make my decision before my season starts up on August 29th."
When Michigan's summer camp started this past Sunday, Hemingway was not one of the athletes expected to be in attendance. However, the Wolverines were able to convince the southern star to make it up to campus shortly after camp concludes as part of a three-school northern tour.
"I don't think I'm going to any camps, but I'm actually coming up to Michigan this Friday," he said. "We decided that we needed to take the trips and we decided to take the farthest trips first. So we're going to Michigan, Notre, Dame and Ohio State. We're going to leave Thursday and probably get to Michigan the next morning. I guess Notre Dame is two or three hours from Michigan, so Friday afternoon we'll head to Notre Dame to visit them and stay over. Then Saturday morning we'll go visit Ohio State."
Hemingway continues to insist that distance will not be a factor in his choice, which is good news for the aforementioned programs. However, the three Midwest powers will face stiff completion from the southern schools on the youngster's newly trimmed down list.
"I've got a top eight," he said. "It's Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Florida, Miami, and Notre Dame. Whenever I go see them, it's going to be whatever school catches my eye."
Hemingway indicated that he also plans to visit Florida, Miami, and Virginia
Tech, but that he has yet to come up with dates for those trips.