By Jeff Borzello
Elijah Macon has been through all of this before.
Because he once committed to West Virginia before reopening his recruitment in March 2010, Macon knows the perils of rushing into a decision.
“I know what to look for,” he said.
Macon is going through the process for a second time, and he still has plenty of teams in hot pursuit. DePaul and West Virginia have come through for in-home visits, while Kansas State, Louisville and Pittsburgh have also gone to Huntington Prep (W.Va.) to watch him work out.
The Ohio native will take an official visit to West Virginia this weekend, but he already took one to Pittsburgh.
“Pitt was cool,” Macon said. “I saw a lot of different things.”
The 6-foot-8 power forward is ranked No. 61 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100. He does a lot of his damage in transition, beating opponents down the court for easy baskets at the rim. His back-to-the-basket game is still developing, but he can face-up and knock down mid-range jumpers. Macon is also very solid defensively because of his length and athleticism.
“I believe this past summer I showed other things I can do and things I have improved from the year before,” Macon said in late August.
Although West Virginia and Pitt are the rumored favorites, Macon said he has no leaders at this point.
Despite that, his recruitment looks like it will be coming to a close in the near-future.
“It’s coming soon,” Macon said.