February 29th, 2012 06:40 PM║ Posted By: Josh Ward ║ Permalink
Tags: Georgia Tech, Marques Maybin, Mississippi State, Reeves Maybin
Louisville and Purdue are the latest schools to offer a scholarship to athlete Jalen Reeves-Maybin from Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn.
The offer from Louisville could have a more significant meaning. Reeves-Maybin’s father, Marques Maybin, was a standout basketball player at Louisville from 1997-01.
“It’s great to have that offer on board,” Reeves-Maybin told MrSEC.
Reeves-Maybin said his father has a strong connection to his alma mater but hasn’t tried to influence his son to follow in his footsteps.
“He doesn’t pressure me to go anywhere,” Reeves-Maybin said. “It would be good to follow a legacy but I have to make sure I find the right situation for me and my family.”
Reeves-Maybin has nine offers, including Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. He said he plans to visit Georgia Tech in March and will make a return trip to Tennessee in the near future.
Reeves-Maybin, who visited Tennessee in January, has developed a strong relationship with the Vols’ coaching staff.
“I talk to them quite a bit,” Reeves-Maybin said. “I like Tennessee a lot. I like all the coaches there.”
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