Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- One of the best players from the state of Alabama will be very observant this July.
Tyler Madison, a small forward out of Shelby County High School, says he wants to cut his list down to a handful of schools following the July recruiting period.
"I'm planning on getting together with my family following this month, and we will narrow it down to a couple of schools. Somewhere around four schools," Madison said in a phone interview.
Local schools UAB and Samford are fighting for his commitment, along with Tulane, UTEP, Wright State, Air Force, Tennessee State, and Murray State, among others.
"I would say UAB is recruiting me the hardest," he explained. "They are showing the most interest."
A 6-foot-4 wingman, Madison causes a lot of trouble with his versatility.
"I feel like if I have a smaller man on me, I can take him down low and rough him up in the post. If I have a bigger man on me, I can take him outside and shoot a mid-range jumper or drive the lane. I think I am a natural problem."
Coaches have noticed this "problem," and Madison has become one of the more under-rated players on the circuit. But his time is running out.
"I want to enjoy my senior year, so I will probably have an early decision," he noted.
Relationships look to be an important part of Madison's recruitment, and it will be a big factor in his decision.
"I want a school that feels good to me where I feel comfortable. I would like a great coaching staff."