Five-star shooting guard Malik Newman still has all five of his official visits, and he knows which five schools he wants to use them on.
Newman told ESPN’s Reggie Rankin on Monday that he’s planning to use those trips to travel to UK, Kansas, LSU, N.C. State and Ohio State. So far, the 6-foot-4 prospect has taken only unofficial visits to Ole Miss, Mississippi State and UK (for Big Blue Madness in October).
He has not set specific dates for any of his official visits.
The host school pays for the majority of expenses on official visits, and Newman naming these five schools is a sign that he might have narrowed his focus somewhat in a recruitment that has seen few developments in recent months. Ole Miss and Mississippi State also are still firmly in the mix.
ESPN ranks Newman as the No. 4 overall prospect in the class of 2015. He is not expected to announce a college decision until April, at the earliest.