Fresh off a sophomore year where he helped his team win a state championship, Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy's Jalen Lindsey currently holds seven offers and should see that increase this summer playing with the Georgia Stars AAU travel team.
Lindsey recently scored his seventh scholarship offer from Louisville.
He talked about what type of season he had and what he is working on to improve upon during AAU.
“Really, I was just trying to do anything to help my team win,” Lindsey said. “Whether it was scoring or rebounding, I just did what was needed in order to win. The next step is for me to improve my leadership and help my teammates.”
Rated as one of the top 20 players in the class of 2014, Lindsey already holds offers from several schools around the southeast. Several high profile programs are also keeping a close eye.
“I have six offers right now from Vanderbilt, North Carolina State, Memphis, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida,” said Lindsey, who has since scored an offer from Louisville. “Those are all great schools so I am blessed to have those already and then Kentucky and North Carolina have been in touch as well.”
Currently there is no leader for Lindsey, but one school has made a little more of an impact with their consistent recruiting approach.
“I probably hear from Vanderbilt the most right now,” he said. “We have a good relationship because they are in town and have been recruiting me since eighth grade.”
Lindsey had the chance to visit Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Alabama this past season. He broke down what stood out about his trip to Knoxville.
“It was great overall,” he said. “They have some a nice facilities. A lot of their stuff is new so it was a great visit overall.”
He also discussed his trip to see Alabama and what they have to offer.
“I went down there for a camp day they have every year last summer,” Lindsey said. “I got to hang around and visit afterward. We checked out the facilities like the locker room and arena, just things like that so it was a good visit.”
With all teams equal right now, Lindsey is in no rush to make a decision but he did admit that if he finds the right fit he could pull the trigger.
“If something feels right I will make a decision,” he said. “But right now I am really trying to see what other schools offer and what other options are out there and probably wait until my senior year.”
Will Gunter is a national basketball recruiting analyst for 247Sports