The top high school basketball recruit in Kentucky narrowed his list to five schools Tuesday.
Taylor County point guard Quentin Goodin is now considering Louisville, Western Kentucky, Florida, Miami and Xavier, his father told the Herald-Leader. Scout.com ranks Goodin as the No. 75 overall recruit in the class of 2016.
Goodin also had scholarship offers from Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Butler and Vanderbilt, among several others. He was the leading scorer as a junior last season for Taylor County, which advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in 32 years.
The 6-foot-2 prospect played alongside some of the best recruits in the country at last week's NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va., where he told reporters of his plan to narrow the recruitment to five schools.
Goodin spoke highly of the two in-state programs on his offer list — U of L and Western — and it was no surprise to see both make the final five.
Western Kentucky was recruiting him hard even before the recent hire of assistant coach Chris Shumate, a Louisville native who formed a close relationship with Goodin as an assistant at Tennessee this past season.
Goodin said last week that he planned to discuss all of the schools on his list with his mother Monday and noted that finding a college that she is comfortable with will be a major factor in his final decision.
That could be good news for the local schools.
"She prefers I stay close to home," Goodin said with a laugh. "She doesn't even like me being gone a day, like when I stay at a friend's house. So (going) far away is going to be hard."
Goodin also said that he would like to make his college decision before the high school season begins.