Big Week for Basketball!

This is a big week for Herb Sendek and the staff. Today begins a period where coaches are allowed to go out and meet with recruits at their school.

Guys on the docket for the Wolfpack staff include Cedric Simmons, who has already committed, Gavin Grant and Emanuel Willis.

The versatile Grant is coming off a visit to N.C. State and is basically down to the Wolfpack and Pittsburgh. The staff will make the trip to St. Raymond (N.Y.) to meet with Grant on Thursday and then hit Virginia to see Willis the following day before returning to host Anthony Morrow for an official visit this weekend.

A decision could come from Grant within the next week and that should give the staff a better sense of how to strategize the rest of their recruiting plans for the Class of 2004.

One thing is for certain, though. The staff will need to impress Morrow, since the 6-5, 185-pound senior is coming off a visit to Tennessee in which he was raving about the facilities and the staff.

``I went to the football game and I liked the enthusiasm of the fans," Morrow said. "I like Coach (Buzz) Peterson and they told me how they played and I've been playing defense like they do over there."

Morrow also pointed out how the Vols are one of three places in the country, along with Stanford and Clemson, with a separate study hall center for student-athletes.

``Tutors are always available," he said. "When you swipe your card, Coach Peterson knows how much you've been there each week."

Morrow is looking forward to his trip to Raleigh so he can compare the two campuses. However, don't expect a commitment from him on his visit since he's also got visits lined up to Charlotte and Georgia Tech on successive weekends after this one.

``I'm definitely going to go on all four visits," he added. "Me, my coach and my mom all said I'm going to take all of them because that will be the best way for me to make an informed decision."

``It's going to be a tough decision," Morrow said. "I've been to N.C. State before, but I can't wait to get up there so I ca meet the players and get to know everybody. I haven't been there for a while (since the Tournament of Champions), so I really don't know what to expect."

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