As of this writing, Jay Huff has definitive scholarship offers from East Carolina and Wofford. The slender 6’10” junior forward’s skillset – he is a capable ball-handler and a very good shooter with 3-point range — has drawn interest from high major programs such as Virginia and Duke, making him a recruit to keep an eye on as the year goes on.
“He is 6’10” and super skilled, but also there is a huge window for improvement,” Voyager Academy (N.C.) head coach Mike Huff said of his son, Jay. “He can get so much better. I think what coaches see is potential.”
Where does the younger Huff stand in terms of a scholarship offer from UVa?
“I think they are figuring that out,” Coach Huff said, referring to Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett and company, who have three commitments so far in the class of 2016. “They have looked at Jay. I think they feel he is a good fit there. I would be surprised if there is not an offer from there, but recruiting is a funny thing.”
Further discussing UVa, Coach Huff said: “I know Jay is hoping for a scholarship offer. Since the day Ron Sanchez walked into practice, we have been impressed by everyone involved. We have met Tony Bennett and his staff and players. It’s a first class organization and operation. Tony Bennett and his staff are Christian guys, and Jay fits in well. They are quite high on the list.”
According to Coach Huff, Jay’s standing with Virginia is similar to his standing with Duke.
“We went to Duke for a visit a couple days after Coach K attended one of our games. We went to the game against Wake Forest,” Coach Huff said. “We had a chance to visit with Coach K after the game. They really like Jay as well. I’ve worked at Duke in the Coach K lab. I have a relationship there. It’s a difficult decision, but wherever Jay feels he fits in best is where he will go.”
Depending on what happens recruiting-wise, Huff could be looking to make a college commitment this spring according to his father. The talented prospect has a good idea of what he wants.
“He has been exposed to some schools. He wants to stay within a few hours from home. A few schools he likes, he is on their radar,” Coach Huff said.
“Another thing is he isn’t a one-and-done type of player. He wants to be part of a team for four years.”
While his recruitment has been heating up, Huff’s primary focus...
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