Get to know the name Jeremy Price. Followers of Indiana University know the name. The 6-foot-9, 260-pound center from Columbia High School in Decatur, Ga. unofficially visited the Big Ten school at the beginning of the week with three other of his AAU teammates. The class of 2007 prospect came home as a fan favorite in Bloomington, Indiana.
The Hoosiers played host to Price, Lance Storrs, Adrian Williams and John Keye. Price spoke highly of his time with Mike Davis and company.
"They take basketball very serious up there," Price said. "In practice, they were real serious and they got after it."
Meeting former Peach State star Patrick Ewing, Jr. and D.J. White was one of the highlights of the trip, says Price.
"It could be a real good relationship with them," Price said. "They were real friendly and wanted us to come and hang out with them. They were real cool."
Price is a player high-major coaches will watch closely this spring as he suits up for the Georgia Stars 16 and under team. A hard-working player on the blocks, Price gives his teammates a huge target to look for inside the paint. Still learning the post game, Price has the potential that make college coaches look long and hard.
"I feel like this is when I put myself on the map this year," Price said of the upcoming AAU season. "I just need to work hard and do my best on the court and just have fun."
Indiana has been to the Atlanta area to see Price play. Local programs Georgia and Georgia Tech have been in to watch the big man play. So has Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Duquesne, Furman and Illinois. Price said he's also hearing from Florida State and Virginia Tech but he really wants to hear from North Carolina and Wake Forest.
After visiting IU and watching the team practice, Price said he knows what he needs to do in order to be a hot recruit amongst the best of the best.
"It just really motivated me to work hard and be able to get into a college," Price said.
Price averaged 15 points, 11.4 rebounds and shot 58 percent as a sophomore. Click here to see a highlight reel on Price from this season.