With eight Division I scholarship offers already, Seth Lundy is a fairly hot commodity on the recruiting trail.
But the Roman Catholic junior believes he might be on the verge of an explosion.
How can he tell?
“Villanova definitely is on me heavy, and Notre Dame, Virginia, and Pittsburgh … and Butler,” he said. “Those schools, plus schools like Maryland … have been on me a lot.”
An impressive group, to be certain. But Lundy has yet to score an offer from any of them.
They’re certainly tracking him — an assistant from Pittsburgh was at his game against Cardinal O’Hara last week; ‘Nova assistant Ashley Howard has also been at recent Roman home games. And with good reason: The 6-foot-5, 180-pound wing is complementing his smooth outside shot with increased playmaking ability on both ends of the floor, and his lanky frame suggests he could add a few more inches.
Lundy is aware that his newer suitors will likely wait until the end of his junior year — until he gets out in front of hundreds of coaches during the first live recruiting periods of 2018, in April — to potentially offer a scholarship.
“They’ve been watching me play throughout this past summer and this school year,” he said. “This is my last AAU season, I’ve really got to do [well], just stay composed and let the recruitment come through.”
This summer, Lundy will be playing with Team Final on the Nike EYBL circuit, after previously playing with Philly Pride on the Under Armour Association circuit.
The eight schools that have already offered Lundy scholarships haven’t gone away, either.
“I talk to those schools all the time,” Lundy said. “UConn and Oregon a lot; VCU is always hitting me up. Temple is always hitting me up. I talk to all eight of the schools that have offered me.”
Bowling Green, St. Joseph’s, La Salle, and Penn State are the other four.
Lundy has already visited UConn, Temple, and St. Joe’s, and he said he’s planning to visit Pittsburgh and Notre Dame after his high school season concludes. With schools on both coasts after his services, he said, location isn’t a factor.
“I feel like [I want] a school that’s going to be able to let me come off screens and shoot, and will let me put the ball on the ground,” he said. “Defending is No. 1 for me, I’m a defender, so if I’ve got four other guys on the court that’s willing to do whatever, give anything up for their brothers, that’s definitely a fit for me.”
Lundy is not the first member of his family to go through this process. His older brother Xavier, a graduate of Paulsboro (N.J.) High, played at Rider University from 2013 to 2017.
“[He’s always] talking about my body, number one,” Lundy said. “I definitely have to put on weight, have to be quicker and faster. My brother always says my skill set is good now and I can shoot the ball at the next level now, but it’s just about my body: ‘You’ve got to be bigger, got to be stronger.’ ”