It will be the Ivy League or the ACC for Spring Valley’s Jordan Bruner.
Bruner (6-9) has cut his list to Yale and Clemson, eliminating Tennessee, Georgia and Temple. Bruner took an official visit to Yale Sept. 4, and he’s moved his Clemson official visit up a week to Oct. 3. Bruner was scheduled for an official visit to Georgia last weekend but did not take it.
Bruner does not have a definite timetable for making his decision after the Clemson visit.
“It was the comfortability level,” Bruner said about getting his decision down to the Tigers and Yale. “I had already established some great relationships with the coaches, and I just felt more comfortable and felt like those schools would be a better fit.”
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The academic allure of Yale and the Ivy League is strong for him, but he’s also attracted by the Bulldogs’ basketball program.
“They just try to make their guys better,” he said. “They won’t deny anybody the chance to get in the gym and get better on a daily basis. It seems as if they are just as dedicated as some of the bigger schools even if they don’t get the same recognition.”
Coaches from both schools were in to see Bruner on the first day they could be out. Bruner said he talked with Clemson Tuesday to make plans for his visit Oct. 3. He said there is no leader between the two at this point.
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From Hammond coach Mark McClam: “He liked the Georgetown staff and the campus (on his official visit). He’s going to North Carolina this weekend. South Carolina and North Carolina have had in home visits and he liked both.”
Woods visited Georgetown Sept. 11, and he will visit USC Oct. 9.