The early signing period for the 2014 college basketball recruiting class is almost upon us, and there are still several top prospects pondering their decisions.
While this year's seniors deliberate, some have younger teammates who are also drawing tremendous interest from college coaches. Certain schools are establishing themselves as required stops for top programs on the trail this winter.
These eight schools are among the most popular destinations for coaches seeking reinforcements for not only next season, but the classes of 2015 and 2016 as well.
This is in no way a complete list, so feel free to contribute more possibilities in the comments. Also, efforts have been made to exclude the factory prep schools such as Findlay Prep, Montverde Academy or Oak Hill.
All player rankings are from the 247Sports Composite for each player's recruiting class. All heights and weights according to 247Sports listings. All photos from 247Sports.