2015 Elite Prospect Looks at Visits

There aren't too many players who are more impressive in the 2015 class than Jaylen Brown. That is why he is getting coast-to-coast recruiting attention...

Five-star wing Jaylen Brown was clearly one of the most impressive players in the 2015 class over the summer. The Marietta (Georgia) Wheeler standout led Game Elite to many impressive tournament runs, and now he is hoping to set up some college visits in the fall.

"July went pretty well," said Brown. "I got a lot of things out of July that I was hoping to. There is always room to improve though. I know where I am at and where I need to be. I know what I have to improve on, but overall it was good."

He continued, "Right now I am working on getting in better shape. I am also working on my jump shot, tightening up my handle, being efficient with the basketball and stuff like that."

Schools such as Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, UCLA, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Clemson, Connecticut, Georgetown, Maryland, Louisville, Kansas, Arizona, and Texas have all been deeply involved in Brown's recruitment. Now the 6-foot-6 wing says he is hoping to see some of those schools this fall.

"I don't have anything set up for sure, but in the next week or so I am trying to set something up," said Brown.

He went on, "I want to see a lot of schools that I haven't had a chance to see. A lot of those schools like UCLA, Kansas, and Arizona aren't necessarily close so I have to figure out a way to get out there."

Under Steve Alford UCLA has continued to try to be a national presence on the recruiting trail, and they are clearly making Brown a priority.

"I have a good relationship with Coach (David) Grace from UCLA," said Brown. "They offered me a scholarship before July, and obviously they are a great program with a great tradition."

Also UCLA's Pac 12 rival, Arizona, has been involved with Brown, and remains a player in his recruitment.

"At NBA Camp Andre Iguodala was my coach and I asked him about Arizona and he had good things to say," Brown explained. "Also Coach (Sean) Miller has been calling me directly which says a lot. Arizona just seems like a real good school."

One school that has made sure to make Brown a priority is Ohio State, and the Buckeyes offered right after the month of July.

"I have a great relationship with Coach (Thad) Matta and Coach (Dave) Dickerson," Brown explained. "With Coach Matta being the head coach, it is always good to hear from the head coach rather than the assistant coach. It means a little bit more when you hear from the head coach, so that is something I like with them."

For now Brown is just in the process of learning as much as he can about every school, and isn't even that far along in his recruitment.

"I don't necessarily know what I am looking for right now," said Brown. "It is all about my relationship with the coaches and what my family and my coaches feel about them. Right now I haven't looked into it where I can decide what makes me want to go to a certain school or choose a top five yet."


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