Carroll Excited Following Strong July

Carroll Excited Following Strong July

Jeffrey Carroll spoke with BillikenReport.com about his recruiting, decision timeline, and overall game.

Playing on a loaded Dallas Mustangs squad, small forward Jeffrey Carroll put together a strong summer and has a host of schools interested in his services.

The six-foot-five Carroll claims offers from Saint Louis, SMU, Nebraska, Kansas State, TCU, Oklahoma, Santa Clara, SDSU, UTEP, Cal Poly, and Rhode Island.

The Billikens pulled the trigger after seeing Carroll in Indianapolis at the Adidas Invitational.

"The relationship I have with them is good," he said. "I like them real well and Saint Louis is a real good program. I think they fit my style of play."

As far as his play was concerned, Carroll thought he showed well during the live recruiting period.

"I really feel like I picked it up in July," he said. "I played my best ball towards the end [of the month]."

After seeing him during several games in Indianapolis and playing alongside some incredibly high-flying athletes, I was most impressed with his ability to distribute the basketball and create for teammates. Carroll has solid vision for a player of his size and often finds his way to the rim quite easily.

"[My best attribute] is shooting the ball," Carroll said. "Also showing my athleticism and getting to the hole strong. What I need to work on is attacking the basket more and my handles."

He said a number of schools are sticking out at this point: Oklahoma, Kansas State, TCU, Santa Clara, and Texas Tech. That being said, he wouldn't discount any of the other schools as out of the picture yet.

Kansas State will be receiving a visit on September 7 and expect some other schools to be in the mix for getting Carroll on campus as well.

With so many schools on his offer sheet, he has some criteria for narrowing it down towards a final choice.

"I'm looking for a school where I can show all of my abilities," he said. "A place that I'm confident and get along with the team and coaching staff. Also just a place where I can win a lot of games."

He said he will be narrowing his list down more formally in the near future and a decision should follow shortly thereafter.

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