Chandler Will Take Two Official Visits

Forward Wilson Chandler of Benton Harbor, Michigan had previously been focusing on Ohio State, Michigan State, and DePaul, but he has dropped one of those schools from his list. Which one? Kyle Lamb has more.

Bucknuts spoke with Benton Harbor, Mich. product Wilson Chandler on Wednesday afternoon, and apparently a few things have changed.

Above all else, the 6-7 forward confirmed to Bucknuts that Michigan State has been dropped from consideration citing personal concerns.

He didn't want to discuss the situation in-depth but showed noticeable disappointment by the entire event.

"It was one of those personal things where I had to do what I felt was best," a deflated Chandler noted. "You just have to do what you have to do. You know how that goes."

With Michigan State no longer in the picture, Chandler is left to consider just two schools-DePaul and Ohio State.

One of those schools, Ohio State, visited Chandler just last evening while the other-DePaul, will be visiting on Monday.

Chandler was very impressed with the in-home visit from Ohio State head coach Thad Matta.

"It went really well," Chandler said of the visit. "They came and watched me at open gym, they got to talk to my family, and we got to talk about all sorts of things."

"We talked about academics, basketball, campus, the coaches, taking my tests, recruiting, what position I would play, pretty much everything," he added.

The visit went well enough for Chandler that he will not take his unofficial visit to Ohio State this upcoming weekend that he had scheduled. Instead, he will take his ACT test.

Upon completing the ACT, Chandler will schedule official visits to both DePaul and Ohio State. The dates will be determined after showing certification of his taking the ACT.

Despite reported grade concerns, Chandler says he is determined to make it academically and both schools have told him should he be willing to commit after his official visits, he will be able to do so.

Chandler was excited by the progress that has been made thus far in Ohio State's recruiting efforts.

"They were telling me about the Bowling Green transfer and how excited they are about him," Chandler said. "They also got that junior college point guard that I hear is really good. They are in on a few other pretty good players, but none that play my position."

DePaul just picked up a commitment from Rashad Woods, a 6-5 wing out of Houston, Texas. Chandler was aware of the commitment and was not concerned by that.

"I remember taking my visit with that kid," Chandler said. "I would say he's more of a wing/guard combo, probably more like 6-3 or so."

As it's now down to two teams for Chandler, it has come into the home stretch of his recruitment. Bucknuts will continue to follow him as he sets his official visits sometime next week.

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