Tyler Zeller, the 6-foot-10, 205-pound center from Washington (IN) High School is going to be a very busy young man this week. Starting on Wednesday afternoon, the younger brother of Luke Zeller, will hit the road in-order to hit all of his scheduled unofficial visits.
"I have unofficial visits planned for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday," said Zeller. "I am going to visit Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas. I don't know if I will visit Iowa or Iowa State first, but I do know that I'll be in Lawrence this Friday for Late Night in the Phog.
"I am going into each visit with an open mind," he added. "My main goal is to check everybody out and see what they have to offer. Basically, I just want to check everything out and see what college life is like."
Zeller is currently being recruited by the likes of Kansas, Iowa, Iowa State, Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue, North Carolina and others. He has scholarship offers from the Hoosiers and Hawkeye's, but it's only a matter of time before more schools extend scholarship offers to the talented big man.
Right now, Zeller, who recently took an unofficial visit to North Carolina, is just trying to get a feel for each of the schools on his list and, more importantly, is hoping to gain some type of comfortable level during each unofficial visit.
"Coach Tim Jankovich from Kansas and I have had a couple of conversations," said Zeller. "I've enjoyed our time together on the phone. Coach Steve Alford and Coach Craig Neal are the two coaches from Iowa that I communicate with. The coaches from Iowa State that I talk to are Greg McDermott and T.J. Otzelberger.
"I don't have any leaders or favorites right now," he added. "The point of these unofficial visits is to get a feel for each school, talk to some of the players and coaches and watch each team practice. This is just a good time for me to take some unofficial visits and checkout some of the schools that I am interested in attending."