Larry Krystkowiak and his staff are searching the country for recruits that they believe will fit in their new offensive system. The new Runnin' Ute staff found a very good player in Justin Seymour, a combo guard from Georgia. Seymour is the cousin of former New England Patriot and current Oakland Raider Richard Seymour.
Playing high school basketball and in Georgia, many fans on this side of the country aren't familiar with the rising combo guard.
"I'm a combo guard. I can play the point, but I can also play the 2. So I consider myself a combo guard."
"What I do well? I hit my midrange. My one-two pullup. Against bigger defenders, I try to get around them and get to the basket. Against smaller players I like to post them up and take advantage of my size. I don't play too fast, I play controlled. I hit open shots, pass, stuff like that. Try to get my teammates involved, play defense, rebound, just be a winner."
Seymour started his recruitment under the radar, but is no longer a stranger to college coaches. After his 10th grade season, Seymour picked up his first scholarship offer. Currently, the talented 2012 scorer is looking hard at his offers from San Diego State, Utah, College of Charleston, Central Florida, Houston, Lasalle, and Boston. Georgia Tech has shown interest but is yet to make an offer.
"I'm looking for somewhere that I can play right away, somewhere with a good coaching staff, and a nice city."
"Growing up I really liked to watch NBA more than college, so I don't really have a favorite college team. A lot of people got offers in the spring, and I'm not like that. So I'm trying to get to know the schools and the coaching staffs so I can evaluate my decision."
"I haven't narrowed anything down yet, but I am taking official visits to Utah and San Diego State."
Seymour will take his official visit to Utah on October 1st.
"Utah started showing interest; I think it was during the last tournament. They told me they were going to be there watching. After the game, I talked to them on the phone and they said they liked my game and stuff like that. So then I actually talked to the coach right after AAU season was over. I've talked to the head coach a lot, and Coach Slocum, I've talked to him a lot too."
"I know Utah has been in the tournament, so I know that, but other than that I didn't know too much more than that. But since then I've done my research on the coach and stuff like that, so I know more now."
"The coaching staff is awesome. I really like the coaching staff. Being out on the west coast doesn't bother me at all, so I'm just ready to get out there and see what it is like."
"Utah tells me that if I come in and work hard, that there's no reason why I couldn't be on the court. I don't really have too many questions (about Utah), but I just want to see what it's like out there. It's on the other side of the country, you know, I don't want to go somewhere on the other side of the country and be stuck out there. I want to get a feel for the city and see what it's like, see if I mesh well with the players, and spend more time with the coaching staff."
Seymour has no timetable for making a decision, but said "it should be pretty soon. I'm going to take my visits first."
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