Another Official Visit Next Weekend

UCLA had shown interest previously in this 6-9 post player from Utah, but now invites him for an official visit next weekend. He could be one of the most under-recruited big men in the west for 2005...

Coby Leavitt, the 6-9 senior center, St. George (Utah) Snow Canyon, will visit UCLA officially next weekend.

Leavitt is a very nice prospect, and very under-rated, in our opinion. Schools could be scared away since he's still very thin, probably weighing 190 pounds or so. But Leavitt has a good frame, with broad shoulders, long arms, and good athleticism. He's one of the best shot blockers on the west coast, and gets off the floor well, which makes him a good rebounder. He's also skilled, with a nice shot out to 17 feet. One of the best things about him is how active he is.

We spoke with Mr. Leavitt, and he said his son was on an official visit to San Luis Obispo this weekend. He's also visited UC Santa Barbara officially.

But don't be fooled by the schools recruiting him. In our opinion he's a high-major prospect that many high majors, including the entire Pac-10, have missed on. We have him ranked as the third-best center prospect in the west (even though he could also play the four easily), behind just Amir Johnson and Artem Wallace. Check out the West Coast Rankings of 2005 Centers

Mr. Leavitt said, "Coby has not made a decision, and probably won't very soon. UCLA had shown him interest before, but now jumped back in it, so he's wide open at this point. The other schools have offered him, but UCLA hasn't. They just said, 'Come on down, we'd like you to see the campus.' So that's what he's going to do."

Leavitt had said previously that he would prefer to leave Utah, and preferably play along the west coast.

His father said he has a 3.0 GPA and scored a 26 on the ACT, which is a very good score.


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