Chris Mack and his assistants are wasting no time in getting their priority recruits on campus for visits after watching them in action during April's evaluation periods.
Paul Scruggs, an athletic 6-foot-3 combo guard from Southport High School in Indiana, will be making an unofficial visit to Xavier on Wednesday. The Musketeers offered Scruggs back in July of 2014 and he's been touting the school on Victory Parkway as one of five programs recruiting him the hardest when talking to reporters at AAU events the last few weekends.
The other four schools on that list: Michigan State, Louisville, Indiana, and Purdue.
"Really I'm looking for a team that plays my type of tempo and likes to get gritty," Scruggs said. "I just try to play harder than everybody else and outwork everybody else."
Chris Mack and Travis Steele stopped by to visit with Scruggs two weeks ago before the EYBL event in Indianapolis.
"The visit was very good. They seemed very interested in me," he said. "They said that I would be a good fit for their team and they could see me doing some good things at Xavier."
Scruggs has been on campus a few times already for team camps, but he's looking forward to getting the full experience this weekend.
"I already know it's a very nice campus," he said. "I like their gym most of all."
Scruggs is off to a strong start with his summer team, the Indy Hoosiers, on the Under Armour circuit this spring. Through eight games, he's averaging 13.8 points per game on 49.4 percent shooting to go with 6.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
Also, the Hoosiers' Twitter account announced on Monday that Scruggs had been invited to the Steph Curry camp in California to train with the nations' top guards for the second straight year.