6-5 Aaron Nesmith of Porter-Gaud is moving towards a decision possibly as early as the middle of September. He said Monday night that after taking official visits to Florida and Vanderbilt, he might not take any more. And if he decides to take one more official visit, it would probably be to USC. Nesmith visited Vandy in early August and he was at Florida last weekend.
“It was fun to go down there and see it for the first time,”Nesmith said of Gainesville. “It was a fun experience to see all the guys and the city as a whole. Coach White is great. He’s very upbeat in everything he says and everything he does. As a staff, I felt like they really want me there. I know they made it to the Elite Eight last year so I know what they have is going really well and what they have in the future is going to be even better.”
Nesmith also has USC, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Harvard and Yale on his short list. He said he’s been to all of those schools so he’s not feeling the need for official visits to them.
He recently visited USC unofficially and he said Gamecock head coach Frank Martin is in regular contact and has a consistent message for him.
“I’ve been to South Carolina so many times unofficially so I know about it, I’ve been there a bunch,” he said. “If I were to take one more (official visit) I probably would make it South Carolina. I would say that coach Martin wants me. He wants to coach me and help develop me and help me be the best I can be.”
Nesmith said he still does not have an idea where he wants to go and all seven schools on his short list are still in the mix. He said a decision could come within the next couple of weeks.