PC Prospect Profile: Jordan Mickey

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Providence is the northernmost college on the school list for 2013 power forward Jordan Mickey, and quite frankly, it is not even close.

Most of the colleges involved with the 6-foot-7, 215-pounder out of Grace Prep (TX) are from the Southeast and Midwest. Then, there is Providence.

"The guy [who is] recruiting me—coach Bob Simon is recruiting me—is trying hard to get me on campus," Mickey said of what has him interested in the Friars. "I will go up to visit."

In addition to Simon, Mickey said that he also has "a good relationship" with PC head coach Ed Cooley.

Besides Providence, Mickey also listed scholarship offers from Louisville, Ohio State, West Virginia, Kansas, Texas, Florida State, Texas A&M, and Missouri. He also said that Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina as schools expressing interest.

The five-star prospect noted that he has recently been on unofficial visits to Louisville, Ohio State, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

Two schools that he did not initially list were actually among the three programs to text him on Friday, the first day coaches were allowed to. Mickey said Alabama, LSU and Louisville were the three schools he heard from via text yesterday.

Alabama's Anthony Grant was the first one to reach him, as Mickey said he received a text from the Crimson Tide's head coach right at midnight.

While Providence may not fit in location-wise with the other schools pursuing him, it may not be much of a deal to Mickey. Proximity to home is not one of the factors he mentioned he is looking for in a school.

"Just a place I can get a good education [and a] program [that will allow me] to play at the highest level and win a national championship," Mickey said of what he is trying to find.

Additionally, there is a particular style of play that Mickey things would suit his game the best.

"As of right now, a style of play that fits me would be a team that likes to run, get up and down," Mickey said.

The rising senior also added, "I don't really like the half-court offense type stuff. I like to get in and go."

Mickey does not list any particular favorites as of right now, but he does know when he would like to make his collegiate decision.

"Probably the end of July," Mickey said of his commitment timetable.

He touched on his reasoning for why he would like to get the process over with at an earlier point than many.

"I just wanna be able to fit into—learn my team, learn how they'll be using me," Mickey explained.

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