Monday, May 2, 2011

Jervon Pressley Updates Recruiting Trail

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
Jervon Pressley, an unsigned senior out of Waddell H.S. (CA) decommitted from Georgia State and re-opened his recruitment. In doing so, he's seen a boost in his recruitment.

6-foot-8 Pressley is a great paint protector. He kind of reminds me of Jarvis Varnado heading out of high school.

Similar to Varnado, Pressley has tremendous length (reported 7-3 wingspan) and the ability to protect the paint. Defensively, he's a guy you want.

Pressley has a high motor and goes after shots and rebounds relentlessly. If put in a high tempo offense that will utilize his athleticism, Pressley can really be a solid athlete.

Before committing to Georgia State, Pressley was considering schools like Baylor, Mississippi and South Carolina.

This time around, his list has totally changed since decomitting but will still make an immediate impact wherever he goes.

Pressley recently visited Robert Morris, and said, "I loved the visit and the staff." But also said, "I like Towson, Robert Morris, Texas Southern and Missouri."

With the May 18th deadline closing in, two schools are really making a push at landing the talented defensive threat. "Towson and Robert Morris are coming in the hardest," Pressley said.

Towson could really use a player like Pressley after winning just four games and rebounding a dismal 31 boards per outing. Not to mention, allowing 76 points per game to the opposition.

But Robert Morris could use the shot-blocking, defensive presence as well. The Colonials did add a solid back to the basket power forward in Keith Armstrong but lacks a shot blocker or consistent rebounder.

Undoubtedly, the other programs have a chance to land the forward. He plans to take a trip down to Texas this weekend to visit Texas Southern.

His college decision will be announced before the deadline of May 18th he said. There is no set date for his commitment to be determined.

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