The latest target in Utah State coach Stew Morrill’s quest to take the Aggies to the next level will arrive in Utah tonight.
Brady Heslip, a 6-foot-2 combo guard from Canada by way of Boston College, told the Deseret News he is catching a flight to Salt Lake City from Boston this evening and will spend the weekend visiting Logan, Utah State’s campus and chatting it up with Aggie coaches and players.
“Yeah, I’m excited,” Heslip said.
Heslip said he’s impressed with Utah State and has spent a fair amount of time viewing youtube clips of Aggie home games, complete with the chants, cheers and rowdy student section.
“Utah State fan chants are giving me the chills right now,” he said.
Heslip is currently a student at Boston College but is leaving the school after coach Al Skinner was fired and the new coach chose not to keep Heslip around. As a mid-year enrollee after leaving New Hampton Prep school, Heslip is technically a greyshirt and has not used any of his collegiate eligibility and will be allowed to transfer without losing a year.
That said, no one is exactly sure if that means Heslip will be a freshman with five years to play four, or if he will not have a redshirt season available.
A source close to the Utah State basketball team said that is question the NCAA will have to answer after Heslip signs with whatever school he decides to join.
“That’s something that will have to work itself out,” the source said. “We’ll worry about that after he signs.”
Even Heslip, who said he has been offered a scholarship by USU, said he is unsure if he has a redshirt season available.
“I don’t know about the eligibility issue yet,” he said.
Heslip already made a visit to Boise State and said he is being recruited by the Big East’s Providence and the ACC’s Miami as well as Northeastern in Boston.
Following his visit to Logan, Heslip said, there are no other official visits scheduled.