Jeremiah Fears, one of the top point guards in the 2025 class, has announced his top 10 schools: Alabama, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Oregon, and Providence.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound junior is a native of Joliet, Illinois but currently plays his high school ball at Compass Prep in Arizona.
Fears has taken two official visits thus far, to Illinois and Tennessee. He’s unofficially visited Iowa, Oregon, Michigan, Michigan State, and Arizona.
It should also be noted that Jeremiah is the younger brother of Jeremy Fears, a freshman guard at Michigan State.
According to the On3 Industry Rankings, Fears is ranked as the No. 32 overall prospect in the 2024 cycle. He’s also the No. 6 point guard and the No. 2 player in Arizona. The On3 Industry Ranking is a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.
In addition to his top ten schools, Fears received offers from Cincinnati, Missouri, Xavier, Arizona State, Georgia, California, Florida State, and Gonzaga.
Fears talks previous unofficial visits
In a previous interview with On3, Jeremiah Fears discussed several of the programs that he’s visited unofficially.
Oregon: “I learned they’re very fast-paced. They run a lot of good sets and quick reads. Their coaching staff and program are very good, and they like their guards to be able to score the ball too.”
Iowa: “They play fast, and they shoot a lot of shots and threes. But they are also willing to guard and play together. I watched them a few times recently. I fit their style with being a playmaker and a scorer. They let their guards play with some freedom and also lead the team.”
Michigan: “My relationship with Juwan Howard is close. When I went on my visit there, it was great. He treated me like one of his own, you know he’s from my home town. He treats his players with respect. It was good being around the program and the team; talking with Jett Howard, he was able to give me some advice about being a young athlete.”
Michigan State: “My relationship there is really good; they’re like family. Since my brother committed there, they’ve treated me like one of their own. We have a good relationship.”
Illinois: “I know a lot about their recent history, and they have a had a couple of guards who made it to the pros. They have an overall good coaching staff and a good team.”
“Jeremiah Fears is a compact and confident guard. He plays with a lot of burst, on both ends of the floor. Fears has a confident handle and uses his burst to get to his spots. He plays balanced with an ability to rise up and knock down shots at each level. He is more of a score first guard than a point guard. Fears is a good on ball defender at the point of attack. Some could question the size. There is an undeniable competitive fire in there. Fears is the younger brother of Michigan State guard Jeremy Fears.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw