Cann Has Good Visit, Quick Timetable For Decision

After visiting West Virginia University over the weekend, Zaronn Cann accelerated his timetable for making a decision on his college choice.

Cann, who wasn't feeling well after returning from his trip to West Virginia, took a few minutes to discuss his visit and his plans for the next few weeks.

"My visit went really well, and I liked West Virginia," the deep-voiced forward said. "Alex Ruoff was visiting with me. I knew him a little bit before, and we had seen each other play, but our high schools never played or anything like that. So, we got to talk some - it was the first time we really got to meet in person.

"This was my first visit to West Virginia, and I thought the campus was beautiful. I liked the people a lot, and it was very friendly. I liked the mountains, too. It's different from the flat land down here, but I wouldn't have any problems with it. I didn't know basketball was going to be such a big deal up there, but it was."

After completing his visit, Cann seems to be leaning toward making an earlier decision than he had planned. The strongly-built 6-7 forward is now talking about rearranging a visit and making a decision in the next couple of weeks.

"Coach Beilein is scheduled to come down and visit on the ninth, and I have a visit scheduled for Virginia Tech on the 18th," Cann said of his schedule. "I might try to move that up, because I want to get a decision made pretty soon. I also need to talk to my parents about this - I haven't had the chance to yet."

Cann plans to do that during the coming week, and also to consider the rest of the schools on his top five list: Cincinnati, Auburn and South Florida in addition to Tech and WVU. All those schools, with the exception of the Bearcats, have offered, according to Cann.

"I think the coaching situation as Cincinnati might have kept them from offering," Cann said, referring to the problems encountered by Cincy head coach Bob Huggins.

Cann, who has consistently mentioned WVU at or near the top of his list, continues to recover from two torn ligaments in his knee. He continues to lift and rehabilitate the joint, and although he hasn't done any serious playing this summer, believes he will be ready to resume practice with his high school team this fall.

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