Jennings Attends Carolina Practice

Even though he was unable to make it to Chapel Hill in time for last Friday's "Late Night with Roy" festivities, Milton Jennings was still able to spend some time with the Tar Heels on Saturday.

The 6-10 junior forward from Summerville (S.C.) Pinewood dropped by the Smith Center to watch Roy Williams put his players through their first real practice of the season.

The skilled forward said he enjoyed watching a college practice.

"The practice went well, I really enjoyed seeing how the players for this year looked," said Jennings. "I'd never seen them practice, this was my first. I kind of figured that they had to work a little harder than they did in high school, and they had a little running to do. I was happy I just had to watch and not do any of the running."

Still a few weeks away from the start of his high school season, watching the session only got Jennings more excited about the season ahead. He also understands that he's going to get more attention than ever from coaches and those watching him play.

"I'm looking forward to it - I've got a calendar that I mark down every day," said Jennings. "For the most part I think I've kind of handled it pretty good. I kind of block it all out and set my goals to take my team to some tournaments and win."

After the practice finished, Jennings spent some time talking to coaches before heading over to the football game.

"There were so many of us [recruits] that they came through and talked, I got to talk to Coach Williams and a couple of other coaches," said Jennings. "They told me ‘thanks for coming' and that they hoped I enjoyed practice and then they were heading over to the football game. We went, too, and stayed for about three quarters."

Even though the Tar Heels have yet to offer him a scholarship, they have made Jennings' final list of five schools.

"My top five really hasn't gotten put into an order but it's sort of on its way there," said Jennings when asked to list his favorites. "I like Clemson, Florida, North Carolina, UCLA and Georgetown."

According to Jennings, North Carolina is the only school among the five who has yet to offer a scholarship. He says that the Heels have indicated that they'd like to watch him a little more and he's understanding of their position and how they've handled his recruitment.

"I think they are doing a pretty good job of it, but it's North Carolina, so there's a lot of kids that want to go there," said Jennings. "They have to spread it out but I feel that they are recruiting me pretty good."

While he's still open to what his schools have to say to him and he may take a few more visits, Jennnings also indicated that he's toying with the idea of ending the process sooner than later.

"I'm thinking that I may start getting close to committing in a couple of weeks," he said. "I've gotten kind of tired of the traveling and I feel it's time get serious about the schools. In the next two weeks or so I'll start going over rosters and stuff like that and at least get more serious about all of it."

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