Liz Sherwood, one of the top senior girls' basketball prospects in the country, has narrowed her college choices to four. The 6-foot-5 post prospect from Highlands Ranch, Col. visited Vanderbilt last weekend, and will make her final official visit to Connecticut this weekend.
Following her visit to Connecticut, Sherwood will reportedly choose from among four schools: Connecticut, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, and her home state university, Colorado. She has eliminated Stanford from her list. She has said she has no timetable for her decision.
"The process has gotten easier," Sherwood recently told the Manchester (Conn.) Journal-Inquirer. "I'll come back thinking, 'This school has this. This school has that. This school doesn't have this …' It's almost time to start finalizing things and making a decision."
Last weekend Sherwood made an official visit to Vanderbilt, according to the Journal-Inquirer. "I liked it there," Sherwood said. "I didn't know much about Coach Balcomb, so it was a chance to get to know her and her staff."
Jim Foster had recruited Sherwood for the Commodores before taking the Ohio State job during the spring. New coach Melanie Balcomb has continued the process.
Sherwood averaged 20.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 8.0 blocks as a junior. Along with current UConn freshman Ann Strother, she led Highlands Ranch to a 23-2 record, a No. 5 ranking in the final USA Today poll, and a third straight Class 5A state championship.
Rebecca Rowsey, a 6-4 forward/center from Chester County High in Henderson, Tenn., is still considering the Commodores after committing before the departure of Jim Foster. Rowsey is also considering Ohio State, Stanford and Georgia.
The Commodores already have commitments from six high school players for the fall signing period, which begins Nov. 13: power forward Carla Thomas, small forward Rachel Brockman, point guard Dee Davis, shooting guard Katie Antony, forward Jenn Hall, and point guard Cherish Stringfield.