February 20, 2011

2012 prospect close to decision

Kyle Meyer made the trip from his home in Georgia to Iowa City last fall to check out the Iowa campus. On Saturday the 2012 power forward prospect made a return trip to see the Hawkeyes play Michigan and says that he is close to making his college choice in the next couple of weeks.

"I am probably down to three schools in Iowa, Clemson, and East Carolina. I hope to narrow it down to the final one here in the next couple of weeks," Meyer said on Saturday afternoon.

The 6-foot-9 forward from Nothview High School in Alpharetta, GA says he wants to end his recruitment early to take off some of the pressure and be able to enjoy his final summer of AAU Basketball without having to worry about his college decision.

It might seem odd that Iowa is involved with a prospect out of Georgia, but Meyer is a Midwest boy at heart, growing up in Indianapolis until moving six years ago. The Hawkeye coaches first noticed Meyer at AAU events this past summer in Las Vegas and Los Angeles and started building the relationship from there.

"I have a great relationship with them (Iowa coaches). I've gotten to know them for six months now and they are great. I think they have a real good team going here."

After making a second trip to the University of Iowa, Meyer, who plans on studying physical therapy in college, says it feels like a good fit for him.

"Iowa is a great fit for me academically and I like the campus," he said.

Meyer, who is averaging 16 points and 14 rebounds per game in his junior season, says his game is good fit for the style of play under Coach McCaffery.

"I'm a power forward who can play outside. I can step back and shoot a three and I can grab a rebound and lead the fast break."

Next up for Meyer is a second trip to Clemson, which he will do next weekend. He says he is also very familiar with the East Carolina coaching staff since they were at Auburn and were previously recruiting him.

Then it will be decision time for Meyer. He claims no favorite at this time, but lays out the factors that will be important in his decision.

"All of the schools are equal," Meyer says. "School is one of the most important things and then the coaching staff. Team wise, the record doesn't matter."

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