Kelvin York attended junior college in California to increase his chances of one day playing for the USC Trojans, so it was no surprise when he immediately accepted a scholarship offer from recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron. But after suffering an MCL sprain early in the year and meniscus damage that will require surgery in mid-December, things aren't quite as clear-cut at this point.
"As of right now with USC, I don't know what's going on," York said, adding that the coaches know about his injury issues and are deciding how to proceed. "They haven't made a final decision on what they're going to do and they have to be careful because of the scholarship limits. So I don't know at this time."
York called himself "open as of right now" in terms of his recruitment, but added that he hoped to hear from coach Ed Orgeron by Thursday -- one week after York spoke with the coach initially about the situation.
"Hopefully he calls me then," York said. "For now I'll just wait and see."
The knee issue hasn't stopped other schools from pursing York. He took an official visit to Washington this past weekend and came away extremely impressed.
"I loved the staff and they treated me like I was at home," York said. "I can picture myself playing there."
York said he was impressed by the crowd, the campus and the academic support at Washington. The Huskies coaches also told him they weren't worried at all about the knee surgery and would work with him on rehab once he stepped on campus.