It’s going to be a busy few weeks for Ballard point guard Quentin Snider.
The Class of 2014 prospect has planned five visits and set up two in-home visits with coaches since his decommitment from hometown Louisville in late July.
Scott Snider, the player’s father, told the Herald-Leader on Saturday night that the family will take an unofficial to Cincinnati sometime this week, then fly to UCLA for an official visit starting Friday. The following weekend will include an unofficial visit to Memphis. The Sniders have also set up an official visit to UConn for Sept. 20 and an unofficial visit to Illinois for Sept. 27.
The Illinois staff will be in Louisville for an in-home visit with Snider on Sept. 9, which is the first day coaches can conduct in-homes. UCLA will come to town for an in-home visit Sept. 10.
Snider also has offers from Oklahoma State, Marquette, Minnesota, Southern Cal and several others. Scott Snider said Indiana wanted his son to visit this weekend, but the family decided to take a couple of days to relax after a hectic summer of travel.
“Indiana and Michigan State have both called a little bit more than they had, here in the past week or so,” the elder Snider said.
Michigan State extended a scholarship offer Sunday night, Scott Snider confirmed to the Herald-Leader.
The Spartans were once seen as the leader for Tyler Ulis, but Kentucky offered the 5-foot-8 point guard earlier this month and the Cats are now considered the favorite in that recruitment.
UK’s No. 1 point guard target, Emmanuel Mudiay, committed to Southern Methodist on Saturday night. The Cats have also offered Minnesota native Tyus Jones, but Duke is the perceived favorite in his recruitment.
Kentucky has not reached out to Snider, a 6-1 prospect who’s considered the No. 31 overall player in the class by Scout.com.
“With Kentucky, I knew that they were going after Tyler,” Scott Snider said Saturday night. “With Mudiay’s announcement, you kind of knew why they offered Tyler. They’re after him now. Tyler’s a good point guard. I like him, and he’s one of Quentin’s friends.”
Snider’s father said he isn’t surprised that UK hasn’t called, but that doesn’t mean the family wouldn’t be interested.
“I’d definitely listen to him,” he said. “They play an up-and-down style, which is the type of style we’re looking for for Quentin.”
Louisville also hasn’t been in touch since the decommitment.
“I kind of knew that U of L probably wouldn’t recruit him (after he decommitted),” Scott Snider said. “We asked them to and hoped that they would, but I kind of knew that they probably wouldn’t.”
Snider will be one of the favorites for Mr. Basketball honors during his senior season at Ballard, which will likely start the season as the No. 1 team in the state after falling to Madison Central in the Sweet Sixteen title game in March.
The plan is to be finished with recruiting in time for the early signing period in November.
“We’d like to have it done by then, but if we’re not 100 percent on where we need to go by that time, we’ll drag it out until the spring,” Scott Snider said. “But I’d like to have it done by November.”