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Austin closing in on decision
One of the best available players in the country is Philadelphia (Penn.) Imhotep Charter wing Brandon Austin. The 6-foot-6 Austin has made three visits, and now according to AAU Coach Lonnie Lowry is closing in on a decision. "He has made three visits. He visited Providence, he visited Connecticut, and he visited Texas most recently," said Lowry. "He liked all three visits, and he is kind of just figuring things out." There have been rumors of one school standing out over another, but Lowry says he doesn't believe that is the case. "I wouldn't say there is a leader right now," Lowry explained. "All three have been pretty heavy on him over the last week, but I don't think one school is standing out. I think they are all about even." While Texas, Providence, and Connecticut are the three schools that have secured visits, some others remain active recruiting Austin and in the mix. "Temple, Xavier, and Georgetown have all been around and are still calling and all of that," Lowry explained. "He was supposed to make a visit to Georgetown but he was tired. It would have been his fourth visit in four weeks and I think he was worn down already." Still at this point do not expect any other visits for the No. 39 prospect in the country. "I think he will probably make a decision within the next week or so," said Lowry. He continued, "I would think he is definitely going to make his decision in the early signing period. Once he decides what he wants to do he will sign a letter of intent. He is narrowing it down. Every school has some good qualities, and some things probably don't necessarily help." With things coming down the stretch one school is looking at getting a huge pickup with signing day right around the corner.
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