6-5 Damien Leonard of JL Mann has cut his list to a final three his AAU coach revealed Tuesday. Leonard is down to USC, Arizona and Oklahoma State according to Willis Holiday. He has eliminated Clemson and Virginia Tech.
"It has been a tough process over the last two months," Holiday said. "Damien wanted to see where the majority of recruits were coming in at and where coaches feel they are going to play him. We really like Arizona and Sean Miller and his staff are absolutely amazing. We love USC and Darrin Horn and his staff have been incredible. And then you have Oklahoma State and Travis Ford. The coaches there are very young and have a lot of energy. We just felt like this was the best for Damien at the time."
Leonard will take official visits to his final three schools with his mother beginning in September and finishing up in early October. He will go first to Arizona followed by Oklahoma State and then USC.
"A couple of days afterwards, we'll go over the process of elimination where Damien will feel what's the best fit for him and go ahead and name our school. Hopefully we'll be doing that just before the November 1st deadline."
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The entire interview with Holiday is available at SportsTalkSC.com.