After re-opening his recruitment last week, 2018 wing Justin Ahrens discussed his upcoming plans and Spring play with Endless Motor. Hit the jump for visit plans and more.
A knockdown shooter with great size on the perimeter and sneaky athleticism, Ahrens — the number 39 small forward for the class of 2018 per Scout — has established himself as one of the better perimeter scoring threats in the country.
“I think I’ve improved in terms of my ability to run the floor and just put the ball in the hoop more consistently,” Ahrens told Endless Motor.
Justin had a productive Spring with C2K Elite on the Under Armour circuit, as he was top 10 on the circuit in triples made and top 30 overall in scoring. While his effectiveness places him in the upper echelon of the UA circuit, Ahrens feels he will take his game to another level in the Summer.
“I feel I’ve done okay. I don’t think I played as good as I can. I’m going to have a big July though, I’m confident in that.”
Since re-opening his recruitment, Justin has been offered by Dayton, Texas A&M, Oakland University, Stony Brook, Duquesne and Northern Kentucky.
In addition to the aforementioned programs, Ahrens reports interest from Texas, Florida, Xavier, Purdue, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, N.C. State, Ohio State and Illinois.
Justin has no leaders at this point, but is tentatively set to visit a few schools in June.
“No specific dates yet, but I plan on taking unofficials to N.C. State, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech by the end of the month. Then I’ll take some more visits in August.”
Ahrens is going to take his time with this decision this go-around and is trending toward a Spring commitment.
“I don’t have a timeline for trimming my list or committing. I plan on waiting it out unless something big comes up as to where I have to make the decision sooner.”
For now, Justin is focused on developing his game and getting to know the coaching staffs of those schools that have recently jumped into the mix in his recruitment.
“Most importantly just take in the last month of the AAU experience and improve my all around game a lot. Also build relationships with any schools that are interested in me and want me.”
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