Change In Focus

Blake Nash has finished up his junior college career, and is now ready to begin serious consideration of his next destination.

"We just finished our season," Blake Nash said after his team lost out in its bid to make a trip to the national junior college championships. "We lost in our regional championship game on Tuesday. Now that our season is over, I am ready to start focusing on recruiting."

That focus will have to be much broader in scope than it was just a few weeks ago. Nash said that over the last week of his junior college season, at least ten new schools have made contact with him. While all of those have not offered scholarships yet, he is planning on learning as much as he can about them and considering all of the schools that are showing him interest.

"I will take my time and consider them all," he said. "So many schools are getting in contact with me right now, I can't even list them all. They all said they have high interest in me."

One of the schools that has been recruiting Nash for a while is West Virginia.

"Coach Harrison and Coach Martin are the coaches that have been talking with me the most," Nash said. "I haven't visited West Virginia yet."

Nash noted that he hasn't finalized any visits at this point, although he is considering setting up visit to Oklahoma in the next couple of weeks. He does, however, have a list of items that will play a factor in his decision.

"I want to go to a program with a good atmosphere, and I want it to be a sports city. It doesn't have to be big, but there has to be interest in the school. I want the city to follow the school. Coaching will be big too. The playing style is important, and I want to have a good relationship with the coaches."

Nash said he has no deadline for a decision, but also did not rule out making his choice if a school really appealed to him. He indicated that his junior college and AAU coaches are advising him and helping him with the recruiting process.

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