It has been almost like a mix-tape for star 6-foot-3 senior combo-guard Sammy Barnes-Thompkins, who has had to change his mind several times regarding his commitment to a college program. After recently verbally committing to St. John's University, Thomkins considered re-opening his college recruitment, but then decided that he would stick with his college pick.
On Sunday evening, Thompkins decided to change his mind and re-open his college recruitment once again. The decision came after Thompkins and his family thought things over.
"After thinking it over, (Chris) Mullin didn't recruit Sammy originally, and we didn't feel right playing for a coach that didn't recruit him in the fitst place," said Gary Thompkins, Sammy's father. "If Coach (Steve) Lavin was there, then we would have went there."
Since Thompkins changed his mind, college programs have been in hot pursuit of Thompkins.
"Our phone has been ringing off the hook with coaches," said Gary Thompkins. "We will take our time - take some more visits."
Since Thompkins released the news of his de-commitment, he has heard from numerous college programs, including Arizona State, Kansas State, DePaul, San Diego State, Cal, USC, Missouri, VCU, Nevada, Saint Mary's and Buffalo, with many more looking to get involved.
Thompkins will not consider playing during this weekend's evaluation period, but rather will plan to take his college visits to the schools already offering him scholarships.
Thompkins is a full NCAA academic qualifier.
Arizona Preps will continue to follow the college recruitment of Thompkins closely, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.