Posted On: 09/20/18 10:32 PM
The busiest of busy weeks ends soon for Jalen Cincore (Bartlett). Tennessee Panther starting guard Jalen Cincore blew up in July, so much so that he added eleven offers since.
Officially the unsigned 6-foot-5 scorer will visit UNC-Asheville this upcoming weekend.
UNC-Asheville and Head Coach Mike Morrell are in the middle of turbulent turnover. After three consecutive post season appearances departing UNCA Head Coach Nick McDevitt joined Middle Tennessee. Somehow Coach Morrell must appease an uncharacteristically spoiled fanbase. Still supportive the fans have seen success and Coach Morrell needs to find players capable of delivering that success.
Enter Jalen Cincore.
If he verbally committed Jalen would become the second member of Asheville’s 2019 recruiting class. Texan A.J. McBride was the first Class of 2019 player to verbally commit to Asheville.
“Jalen will be announcing a top two-four schools this coming week,” shared father Wesley Cincore. “He doesn’t have any other visits scheduled.”
College coaches have many options available to them in September. The in-home visit, the workout evaluation, and hosting players (unofficial, official) exist as different recruiting avenues. With a player as coveted as Jalen both in-home’s and official visits populate his calendar. Coaches pursuing his signature realize they can’t dawdle.
This week alone Cincore and his family hosted UT Martin, Arkansas State, and Georgia Southern.
Earlier this month Lipscomb and Santa Clara dropped by. For a California program to spend hours visiting a suburban Memphian takes commitment.
For all recruits the time for deciding creeps up sooner than they would like. Fielding frequent calls and hosting coaches who continuously praise you is fun. But, there can be only one.
Jalen and his family are ready to narrow the search and name a top school list. Look for the release of this list as early as Monday September 24th. Will Asheville present a convincing argument to be on that list?