LJ Wrightsell open to all options

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2020 Omaha Central (NE) point guard Latrell Wrightsell Jr has started to emerge as a serious prospect.

Northern Illinois, South Dakota State, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and North Texas all offered last month, and many more have started to come after him.

“It’s a blessing to receive Division I offers,” he explained. “I’ve worked so hard to get them and to finally have them, it’s a humbling experience and I don’t ever want to get satisfied and keep working to be better.”

Northern Illinois, the most recent scholarship offer, like his versatility in the backcourt.

“They love how I’m a combo guard,” he said. “How I can play on and off the ball, as well as, score and facilitate very well.”

Along with his offers, Vanderbilt, Boise State, Portland State, Creighton, Purdue Fort Wayne, Nebraska-Omaha and Wisconsin Greenbay are interested.

A lot of schools picked up their interest after July, where they were able to see him in action for the first time since April. He made an impact and coaches like him for many reasons, Northern Illinois sent him an offer.

“I lead my team in multiple ways, by playing defense at a high level to scoring the ball a lot and facilitating,” he said. “So, being a great combo guard playing both the one and two.”

So far, he’s still working on some dates for visits, but recently unofficially visited South Dakota State, who offered in July.

He plans to hit the visit stage by next month, because his recruitment hasn’t even picked up legs yet.

“I’m just getting started, so I’m just weighing my options,” he said. “I won’t commit anytime soon. I’ll probably wait until after this basketball season.”