The five official visits are in the books and all of the in home visits by the contenders, minus one, are complete. Now, 6-10 Nick Claxton of Legacy Charter in Greenville is focusing on the biggest decision of his young life, one he will reveal at his school at 4:00 PM on Monday, November 14th.
Claxton took official visits, in order, to Florida State, USC, Georgia, Baylor and NC State and all five schools are still in the mix.
“He enjoyed all of his visits,” said Claxton’s father Charles, a former 7-0 center for Georgia who played briefly in the NBA with Boston. “This is the last week schools can contact him. He’s going to pray about it and narrow it down to one.”
Frank Martin from USC, Mark Fox from Georgia and Mark Gottfried from NC State have been in this week as well as a Baylor assistant. Florida State is due in on Saturday. Martin was joined by his assistants Matt Figger and Perry Clark.
“It went well,” Claxton said of the in-home with the Gamecocks. “They’ve done an excellent job. They’ve done all they can do. Frank has always believed in Nicholas. He’s been recruiting him 2-3 years. He told him if he comes to South Carolina they’ll put in him good position to move on, and his goal is to get to the NBA. And being a South Carolina kid, his name in state will go a long way and he’ll have a lot of opportunities in South Carolina.”
All the material is now in front of the Claxtons who are letting their son make his own decision. He will weigh the facts, the pros and cons, and then contact the coaches on November 13th with the decision he will reveal the next day.
“It will come down to the fact all five schools are great and he’ll pick the school I think where he’s just comfortable in the system,” Mr. Claxton said. “I think he would get along well with all the coaches, and the environment with all five he’d be comfortable. It’s all on Nicholas. We’re hands off on that decision. It’s about being comfortable and the right fit for him. Honestly, I don’t think he knows right now. We really haven’t sat down. We’ll do that next week and go over pros and cons.”