P.J. Washington, one of the top frontcourt prospects in the Class of 2017, is aiming to make his college decision sometime during the early signing period, his father told Zagsblog.com.
Paul Washington, who is also P.J.’s coach at Findlay Prep, told Zagsblog that his son “will most likely decide during the early signing period,” which runs from Nov. 9 to Nov. 16. The timing is interesting because P.J. is set to visit UNLV this weekend, his final official visit.
P.J. is rated as the No. 21 player in the country by Rivals.com, and the 6-foot-7 power forward is down to Kentucky, North Carolina and UNLV.
The Rebels and coach Marvin Menzies face an uphill battle for Washington’s services, a fact that Paul acknowledged to Zagsblog. But he also said that Menzies is making progress with P.J. and with other Las Vegas prospects:
“I like their coach, Marvin Menzies,” Paul said. “His personality, he’s real people-oriented. He’s made a real effort since he’s gotten the job to make the local kids in Vegas a priority, especially P.J. So it’s think it’s only fair to give them a look. He’s behind the eight ball, believe me he knows that. But I like his personality.”
Will that be enough to sway a program-changing talent like P.J. Washington to choose UNLV? It looks like we’ll find out sometime in the next two weeks.