Montay Brandon recently updated his favorites list by narrowing it down to three schools. The 6-7…
Brandon sets three visits
During the month of July, Montay Brandon had an impressive run of things. He starred with D-One Sports, and managed to crack the Scout.com top 100 and is a four-star wing. Now Brandon is taking a close look at his recruitment, and has three visits set. "I think the summer was a huge success," said Brandon. "I think I showed that I can play at the highest level and that was the main thing I wanted to do. With the Georgia Stars I ran point guard and was a pass first player, but when I went to D-One Sports, I was able to show that I can score and was the main guy on the team." Upon his return from the summer circuit, Brandon says that three schools have really been recruiting him the hardest. "Since I came back it has mainly been Missouri, Georgia Tech, and Florida State," said Brandon. "To be honest Missouri has been calling the most out of anybody." Other schools such as Tennessee, Miami, West Virginia, and South Carolina remain firmly in the mix with Brandon as well. To this point Brandon knows that he will make three different visits. "My first visit will be the first weekend of September to Florida State," said Brandon. "The next weekend I am going to Georgia Tech, and the third weekend I am going to Missouri." According to Brandon the Seminoles have done an excellent job throughout the recruiting process and that is why they are already in line for a visit. "Florida State has been recruiting me the longest," Brandon explained. "Me and Coach (Dennis) Gates have a real cool relationship. Also my mom really likes Florida State." When it comes to Georgia Tech, the relationship with head coach Brian Gregory is one thing that really stands out to him about the school. "Georgia Tech is right there in the mix," said Brandon. "They have been recruiting me for while. What stands out about them is I talk to Coach Gregory as much as I talk to their assistants. Coach Gregory is very hands on and always talking to me and telling me what my role will be. That is the head coach. He is the one who will determine your playing time so that means a lot." While Missouri hasn't been recruiting Brandon the longest, he says that he is developing a good vibe with the coaching staff and feels his skills would fit well with what they are trying to do. "They are kind of new to me, but they say they are going to use me as a Caron Butler type of player in their program," said Brandon of Missouri. "Also there is a lot of time for me to play as a freshman, and that is a big thing for me. I want to play right away." When on the visits, Brandon is going to pay close attention to the coaches and the feeling he gets when he is on each individual campus. "It is just the atmosphere and it is different to talk to somebody in person," Brandon explained. "The bond I get with the coaches and how are talks go will be very important." For now there is no set timetable for when Brandon will announce his decision, but he does have a process in mind. "I am going to take all of my visits and then sit down with my family and discuss everything," said Brandon. "After that I should be ready to make my decision."
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