McLaughlin Not Rushing Process

Jordan McLaughlin has narrowed his school list to eight, but the five-star 2014 point guard has yet to make serious strides towards making a college decision...

Throughout his recruiting process, 6-foot, 170-pound Etiwanda (Calif.) 2014 point guard Jordan McLaughlin hasn't been in too big of a hurry to make a commitment, and it doesn't appear much has changed.

The five-star point guard remains down to USC, UCLA, San Diego State, Gonzaga, UNLV, UConn, Kansas and Indiana, but still doesn't have a timetable for a decision.

"I'm not really sure about that yet," McLaughlin said. "I'm still wide open."

McLaughlin mentioned USC, UCLA, San Diego State and Gonzaga as the four schools recruiting him the hardest, and said that one requirement for the school he goes to is that they don't take another player at his position in 2014.

"I don't want to go to a school that is bringing in two point guards in the same class," he said

The rising senior's hope is that if he plays well enough, college coaches will prioritize him over other players at the position in the class.

"I'm trying to stay up in the rankings so I have the upper hand on the other point guards," McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin has two new coaching staffs recruiting him in Los Angeles, but had a familiarity with both of them before they arrived at their new schools.

"(Steve Alford) was recruiting me at New Mexico and is now recruiting me at UCLA," McLaughlin said. "Tony Bland was recruiting me at San Diego State and I have a pretty good relationship with (Andy) Enfield."

Before he makes a decision, McLaughlin wants to see some of the schools on his list.

"I'll probably take all five visits," he said.

* Brandon Huffman contributed to this report.

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