Schilling sets decision date

Gavin Schilling is not the country's most high-profile unsigned prospect from the Class of 2013. The 6-foot-9 and 240-pound power forward from Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep is no slouch, however. Far from it, in fact, so it's reasonable to expect plenty of hype surrounding his upcoming decision.

After recently narrowing down his list from 15-plus programs to the final four schools, plans are in the works for Schilling to announce his college destination on March 20. Michigan State, Minnesota, UCLA and Villanova are the potential suitors remaining in the mix for an all-important commitment.

Fellow upperclassmen Andrew Wiggins from Huntington (WV) Huntington Prep, Julius Randle of Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian Academy and Aaron Gordon of San Jose (CA) Archbishop Mitty typically command the national spotlight. And rightfully so, given the resume of each individual.

Schilling, on the other hand, has gone about his business without much fanfare. In the 247Sports Composite Rankings, he is the nation's No. 42 player at his position, No. 174 overall.

It does not appear as if Schilling has a front-runner at this stage of the game. People from within his camp have been quiet about his interests and did not respond to interview requests.

Perhaps that stems from the fact Schilling has been busy over the course of the past month with taking trips all over the country in an effort to find the best possible fit at the next level.

The Bruins were thought to be one of his leaders after a Feb. 9 visit to Westwood went particularly well. Less than a month later, Mar. 6 to be exact, Schilling was on campus at Villanova. Michigan State hosted him Mar. 9. Prior to that, Minnesota rolled out the welcome mat on Sept. 7.

Where he ends up is anyone's guess. Rest assured, we will know on Mar. 20.

Sean Ceglinsky has covered prep and college sports on the West Coast for the better part of the past 15-plus years. Follow him on twitter: @SeanCeglinsky

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