Brady Heslip, a hot-shooting guard from Canada made a quick recruiting visit to Utah State this weekend and left Logan impressed.
He also left without making a commitment to Aggie coach Stew Morrill.
“I loved my visit there,” Heslip told the Deseret News Sunday evening. “I thought that the players, the school, and the coaches were all great.”
Heslip flew to Utah Thursday and returned to Boston where he is currently enrolled at Boston College Saturday night.
With school wrapping up, he’s putting in plenty of time with the books so there will be no issues when he transfers. The big question, however, is where Heslip will transfer.
After BC coach Al Skinner was fired last month, Heslip — who enrolled during the winter break and is ‘grayshirting’ this semester — was told he was not in the plans of the new coaching staff. He was released from his National Letter of Intent and began the recruiting process all over again after signing with the Eagles while attending New Hampton Prep in New Hampshire.
After starring at Nelson High in Burlington, Ontario, Heslip was recruited by a number of schools including Utah State. Now that he’s back on the market, he has renewed his interest in the Aggies and Morrill has reciprocated.
“Obvisouly there is great tradition there as well. They win year after year,” Heslip, who visited Boise State — he was previously recruited by new BSU coach and former Gonzaga assistant Leon Rice — the week before he visited USU. “I really enjoyed my visit there, now I just have to take a few days and figure out where I’m going to visit next weekend. Not sure which schools yet though.”
Heslip said he wants to have a decision made in the next couple of weeks, though, and that Utah State is getting serious consideration.
An source familiar with college basketball recruiting told the Deseret News on Sunday that Heslip would be a perfect fit at Utah State.
“I’ll tell you this right now,” the source said. “The Heslip kid will be better than Jared Quayle. He’s a better ball handler than Quayle and at this stage of his life, is a better shooter than Quayle. He’s the perfect Stew Morrill kind of player.”
The source said Heslip exploded on the U.S. recruiting scene after being a mostly-unknown commodity as a high schooler in Canada.
“He came to a camp and it only took one game before he had about 10 schools ready to offer him,” the source said. “If he ends up at Utah State, you guys will absolutely love him. I think he’ll do a really good job in that setting.”