Horford Hears From More

Because of his impressive showings this July, 6-8 <b>Al Horford</b> from Michigan is getting some big recruiting interest, including from the Bruins. He tells us when he'll narrow down his list...

Al Horford, 6-8 SR PF/C, Grand Ledge (Mich.) High, said he now has a considerable list of schools that are showing him interest as a result of his performance during the July evaluation period.

"I'm hearing from Ohio State, Iowa, Purdue, Kansas, Xavier, UCLA, Georgia, Georgia Tech and more I can't think of right now," Horford said.

Horford doesn't have a favorite but is just collecting all of his options. "I'm just seeing who's interested. If someone is interested in me I think I should be interested in them enough to learn about that school. So I'm pretty wide open."

Horford said that his loose plan is to get together with his family and coaches after the July evaluation period and do a little evaluating himself. "After all the tournanments, I'll sit down and think about all of the schools and narrow my choice. I'll probably bring it to five or so."

When asked if he had any preference for staying close to home, Horford said, "It would be easier, but if I like the place, I have no problem leaving."

UCLA has been a recent addition to his list and Horford said that UCLA is one school he wants to think about. "They told me they wanted me to take an official visit there. If they're that interested, then I could be, too."

With a 3.5 GPA, he said he won't have a problem qualifying academically. He'll take the SAT in the fall.

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