Big men aren't always in the easiest of positions as high school players. Especially guys as big as Kennedy Meeks.
Often times, people see a big guy like the massive 6-foot-8 big man from West Charlotte, N.C. High and have unrealistic expectations for them.
But, big men develop at a different rate and are often very dependent upon whether or not the guards can get them the ball and how the referees let them play.
These are all things that the near 300 pounder is learning about. But, he's got a simple plan for how to turn things up when they aren't necessarily going his way.
"Usually, it's by playing better defense," Meeks told Rivals.com. "When I'm doing that I also hit the boards and everything else comes along."
Currently ranked #38 nationally in the class of 2013, the big center has soft hands and can score around the rim. He uses his length to block shots and schools have been taking notice.
"I'm hearing the most from Georgetown, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Boston College," said the four star center. "It's really been everybody in the ACC. Syracuse too, that's about it."
Recently, the junior made the trip from Charlotte to Chapel Hill to visit with Roy Williams and the Tar Heels.
"I think it's very strong right now," said Meeks of UNC's interst. "They are calling every other week and checking on me. They are going to be in the picture and Roy Williams told me that they don't usually offer until later than some other schools might."
Another school getting a recent trip out of Meeks was Georgetown.
"Georgetown was good," said Meeks. "They've been on me since very early. They've been on me hard right from the beginning so that's good."
According to Meeks, he's in no rush to make a decision and he's focusing on improving his offense and getting into better shape. When he does look to narrow things down, schools that involve their big men will be at the top of his list.
"I'm looking for a school that feeds the big man and is like a family," said Meeks. "I also like schools that focus on playing defense."