Rumors circulated on Tuesday afternoon that Solomon Poole had cut his list to five schools. Rated as the No. 28 player in the class of 2013 by 247Sports, he was quick to dispel the rumors and talked about where he stands with his recruitment.
Solomon Poole has offers from UCLA, Miami, Oklahoma State, Georgia and South Carolina, among others.
“I’m wide open right now,” Solomon said. “I know there were some rumors about me narrowing it down to five but that is not true. I am open to anybody recruiting me and I haven’t really thought of narrowing it down at all.”
This fall, Solomon was able to take one visit to the Midwest to checkout Oklahoma State.
“Oklahoma State was just a basketball town,” he said. “I saw a lot of orange, I definitely saw a lot of orange but I saw a lot of basketball people that were really into those guys. They also play my style of basketball, Coach Ford let’s them run up tempo and that is something I could really fit into.”
The NCAA passed new legislation earlier this fall that allowed juniors to take official visits starting in January. Poole holds offers from UCLA, Miami, Oklahoma State, Georgia and South Carolina as well as plenty more. He discussed his schedule as far as official visits.
“I haven’t scheduled any just yet,” he said. “I have talked to some people about taking an unofficial visit or two but really it will depend on my schedule and if we have time. Other than that since I am pretty open I have not really thought about who I may visit officially.”
One aspect of Poole’s recruitment that could play a big factor is the decision of older brother Stacey, who transferred from Kentucky in early November. The older Poole has three years of eligibility left but has to make a decision by the end of December in order to enroll by January.
The younger Poole weighted in on the impact his brother's decision could have on him.
“It will have some but not much,” he said. “Honestly I have not really focused on recruiting all that much. Stacey is more concerned with it than I am because he has to make his decision really quick in like a couple weeks but I still have plenty of time."
Given an overall grade of 97 by PrepStars.com and 247Sports, Poole would be a fantastic addition to any program. The junior guard however does not appear to be in any rush to make a decision.
“I have no idea,” he said. “I guess maybe next fall but again I have not really thought to much about recruiting. We will just have to wait and see what all happens and whenever it happens then that will be it.”