Wilkes still searching after visit

Jordan Wilkes wasn't home, but his father was. And when you get an opportunity to talk to hoops legend Jamaal Wilkes, you take it. This is what 'Silk' had to say about his son's recruitment and where he is in the process after an official visit to Washington that ended Monday.

"From what he's shared with his brothers and sisters it sounds like he had a good time on his trip," the elder Wilkes told Dawgman.com Thursday. "And knowing Jordan, he wouldn't have gone up there if he wasn't genuinely interested." Jordan went to Seattle on his own for the visit, something Jamaal was comfortable with.

"We met Coach (Lorenzo) Romar at the high school, and I think very highly of him as a coach," he said. "And in addition to him being a fine coach, he's a terrific person. So letting Jordan go up ther on his own wasn't much of an issue for us."

Jamaal indicated that both Romar and former Stanford head coach Mike Montgomery were clear about their intentions regarding Jordan, but nothing in the way of written scholarship offers have made their way to the Wilkes' doorstep.

"But then again, we haven't asked them for anything either," Jamaal added.

The younger Wilkes would like to finish out the process in early November if everything works out. But as witnessed by Montgomery leaving Stanford for the head coaching position at Golden State, things have a way of upsetting plans.

"As you know the recruiting process is always evolving," said Jamaal. "And for us it's still unfolding. He (Jordan) needs to finish his admissions for Stanford, for one thing.

"We've talked about him taking a visit to California in the fall and he's already taken an unofficial visit to UCLA." Jordan will be visiting Stanford officially this weekend.

So what are the chances Jordan will eventually choose between the four schools - Stanford, California, UCLA and Washington - he's currently listing as leaders? "I'd say the chances are very good," Jamaal said.

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