Waiting A Year

The desire to improve his game has Todd Mayo looking a season at prep school – but has he made a decision yet?

Todd Mayo, who was mulling over offers from several schools, including West Virginia, has decided to attend a prep school. However, contrary to some reports, he has not settled on Hargrave Academy, although he did make a visit there last week.

"I'm looking at some other schools, and checking them out," said Mayo, confirming that fact that he will reclassify to the Class of 2011. "I am looking at Brewster Academy, where Will Barton (a Memphis commit) played, and maybe a couple of others. I do want to make my decision on a prep school in the next week or so."

Mayo noted that it was a desire to improve, and not grades, that led to the decision to go to a prep school for a season.

"I want to work on my game, and get that extra year in," he said. "I want to work on every part of my game and get my body ready."

Once Mayo makes his decision and enrolls in prep school, he plans to continue the college recruiting process, but he doesn't foresee that going into the spring.

"I will make my college decision in the fall, and I will sign in the early signing period. I'd like to do that before my season starts."

The pushback will give other schools the chance to get involved with the improving prospect, but for now he notes that he's mostly talking with the same schools that have been recruiting him in the past. That includes West Virginia, which will have another guard slot open next year when Joe Mazzulla completes his eligibility.

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