UVA Recruiting Notes

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On the basketball recruiting front, I caught up with top 2009 class basketball recruit Tristan Spurlock . The 6-8, 216-pound forward is excited about his senior year and his future at the University of Virginia. He answered several questions, from which school he is attending his senior year to which Cavalier men’s basketball player he feels could step up this season.

Spurlock and Bethel (Hampton, VA) point guard Jontel Evans make up Virginia’s 2009 recruiting class so far.

Tristan Spurlock

Quick take with Tristan Spurlock

Where did Tristan finally end up for his senior year?…

“I’m at Word of Life in Springfield (Virginia). I really like it. For me, it was the head coach that made the difference. He is also the principal there. I sat down with him and I was real impressed. It may not be as big as some other schools, but I like it.”

Spurlock continues to do some recruiting for his future team…

“Since I mostly know 2010 kids, they are who I’ve been focusing on. I’ve talked to [John Marshall (Richmond, VA) forward] Travis McKie . I told him not to think about going too far (laughs). Whenever I talk to him, I try to tell him how good a school Virginia is.

“[Miller School (Charlottesville, VA) guard/forward] Mychal [Parker] is another guy I’m working on. He is a really good athlete.”

Spurlock reflected on deciding between Georgetown and Virginia…

“I think my mom was sold on Georgetown and my uncle liked Georgetown. I knew my mom liked Georgetown, but I knew she liked UVa, too. When I told her I wanted to go to UVa, she was all right with it. She knew it was my decision and she supported it.”

Spurlock plans on signing in November, but…

“I do plan to, but I honestly haven’t really thought about it. Regardless of when I sign, I know where I’m

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