Rachel Hollivay, the 6-foot-4 post from Columbus, Miss., told ESPN HoopGurlz she has set dates for all five of her official visits. First up is Ole Miss on Sept. 3-4, then Mississippi State on Sept. 15-16, Oklahoma Sept. 23-24, Tennessee on Oct. 8-9 and finishing up at Rutgers on Oct. 14-15.
"I just want to see what the players that are going to be there with me, what the chemistry is like with them and the coaches," Hollivay said.
Hollivay knows current players or recruits on all the teams she is considering and has enjoyed regular talks with those players about their experience and of course projecting how good they could be playing together.
One thing that is difficult for Hollivay is uncertainty. Oklahoma, Mississippi State and Tennessee have players in the 2012 class already committed while Ole Miss and Rutgers are waiting to get their first.
"It kind of makes it tougher," Hollivay said. "I always think about what if I'm going by myself? I don't want to be the only freshman."
But Hollivay knows that other players are considering those schools and her commitment could impact those players. She certainly has plenty of experience being recruited by her peers.
Hollivay, the No. 8 ranked player in the ESPNU HoopGurlz 100, is looking forward to her senior year at Heritage Academy and although the Mississippi prep scene isn't known for being a pressure cooker, she knows her new head coach, Yolanda Moore, is going to prepare her for the next level.
"The high school coach I have now, she's hard. She's a good woman," Hollivay said. "I'm excited to get going and I think we're going to win the state championship."
Moore was the Gatorade State Player of the Year in Mississippi in 1992 and Parade All American as a senior before going to Ole Miss and winning two WNBA championships with the Houston Comets.