Fordham freshman Eric Paschall visited Villanova on April 1st and is now reportedly going to visit Florida the weekend of April 11th, per a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Rothstein’s tweet does mention that Providence is “in [the] mix” but there has been no concrete date mentioned for a visit to Friartown. Eric’s father Juan confirmed to me that there is no date set right now but he did tell me that “we will not make any decisions until we visit Providence though.”
Paschall was the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and averaged 15.9 points/game in 31.2 minutes/game for the 10-21 Fordham Rams. On March 23rd he tweeted that he had “been granted permission to contact” and his “recruitment is now open.” He hasn’t officially asked for a release from Fordham and was reportedly in attendance at the first team meeting of newly hired Fordham coach Jeff Neubauer on March 30th. One reported reason why Paschall may consider staying at Fordham is that he isn’t sure if he wants to sit out a year, which he would have to do in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.
Should he opt to move on from Fordham he promises to be a hot commodity on the transfer market as the 6’6 205 lb wing player will have 3 years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 season. Sitting out that season could be seen as a positive because Paschall is young for his grade already and sitting out a year would allow his body to mature further and his game to develop with more concentrated workouts. Paschall will turn 19 on November 4th.
Paschall was given permission to contact a specific list of schools, reported to be more than 12. Providence was among a number of schools that had offered Paschall prior to his commitment to Fordham.
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