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Busy recruit Hargreaves visiting 7 schools in 4 days



We've known for a while that Wharton cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III is one of the top recruits in the country. He's also proving to be one of the most well-traveled this summer.


Just as he wraps up a West-coast trip with visits to Oregon, Stanford and USC after taking part in Nike's coveted camp, The Opening, Hargreaves will be even busier next week. I talked this afternoon with his father, USF assistant Vernon Hargreaves Jr., for a feature on kicker Maikon Bonani, and got an update on the family's travel plans.

Hargreaves' mother Jackie has been on his Cailfornia trip with him, but his dad will go with him next week as they take in an impressive seven schools in four days: Notre Dame, Ohio State, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Georgia, Clemson and Alabama.

"I'll be driving my butt off," the elder Hargreaves said. "We're going to squeeze it in. I want him to be able to make a real educated decision, so he can see where everything is. I wanted to take a couple with him, and I want him to be able to narrow it down a little and not waste people's time and keep people on the hook."

Hargreaves, who also has USF and Miami in high esteem and offers from almost everywhere, should be able to establish a short list of schools after those trips and could still take official visits in the fall before making a final decision about where he'll play college football.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 12, 2012 4:19pm]


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