Jelan Kendrick's likely decision will not come until the spring season. According to Scout.com writer, Dave Telep, the star recruit's chances of signing early are "slim to zero." As Kendrick explains,
"It’s real slim, but who knows. I kind of want to see where everybody lands, what coaches are going to be in place and what players are going to the league and who’s staying. I want an ultimate feel of where I need to be before making a decision. If I committed early, I’d have to feel comfortable. I don’t want to rush into anything, I want to better myself."
He sounds like a smart player. When you're that good, certain schools will wait on you and keep a roster slot open. It is never a bad thing to analyze each opportunity and weigh it out with the rest of your options. Jumping into something to soon can always be detrimental. However, will this possibly handicap his chances with Georgetown? Probably not. In his own words, Kendrick professes his bond with Georgetown:
“Georgetown had been recruiting me when I first came onto the circuit and a lot of people didn’t know about me. They believed in when and thought I had star potential from the get go...What’s special is that me and the coaches have bonded so well that when I get a chance to go up there and hang with them they’re real calm like we’re some sort of family.”
John Thompson III has a knack for discovering star talent before other programs do. Hopefully Thompson's loyalty in the recruiting process will beat out competitors like Indiana, LSU, and Alabama. To read the full article from Scout.com copy and paste the click below..unless it allows you to just click on it (not exactly the most savvy of computer people).
Stay Casual, my friends.