One of the best big men in the nation is down to three schools. Florida center Kenny Kadji is moving his heated recruitment to the next level and he has a busy summer ahead before making his decision.
Kadji, the No. 21 ranked player in the class of 2008, will look hard at Florida, Kansas State and Memphis. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound center said he is looking forward to seeing each of the schools up close and personal.
Kadji will participate in Kansas State's elite camp June 8-10 and then to Memphis on June 15-17. He pariticpated in Florida's camp last season and he was on hand for the Gators' game against Kentucky during the season. Kadji visited Kansas State for a game during the college season when he and his IMG teammates played Michael Beasley and Notre Dame Prep.
All three programs have a lot to offer, Kadji said.
"Kansas State is a good school and the head coach has been recruiting me really hard. With Memphis, I've gotten to know the assistant coach (Derek Kellogg) really well."
The Gators, despite the coaching soap opera, remain strong.
"Coach (Billy) Donovan was a big part of (having them in my top three) because he was the one recruiting me but I'm still looking at the program because it is such a great program," Kadji said. "I just have to wait and see what happens.
"I like the atmosphere, the fans and the academics part of it, too. It is still Florida."
A target date of July 26 is the projected decision day, the top five center said.