Crompton, a 6-3 1/2, 191-pounder with 4.9 speed, will be one of America's most heavily recruited prospects next fall as a senior at Tuscola High of Waynesville, N.C.
Two weeks ago, Crompton told Don Callahan of Inside Carolina that ''Tennessee and North Carolina are about 50-50, while Virginia is right up there. Whenever it feels right I will commit. I couldn't give you a certain time, but it will probably be before my senior season starts.''
He and his parents recently made an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill, where they took in the UNC-UConn basketball game.
''It was great,'' Crompton said of the game. ''The crowd was into it the whole time. It was a great game. It was a great atmosphere there. I'm going to try to attend a basketball game at all the other schools I visit to try to get a feel for everything.''
Crompton is setting up an official visit to UT within the next couple of weeks and will also plan stops to Virginia and Clemson.