Just got off the phone with Tyler Zeller, big man from Indiana who is visiting UK tomorrow as he looks towards his college options. Here was the conversation:
When did you begin having an interest in Kentucky and what made you decide to take a visit?
After I had a good tournament down in Texas, Coach Gillispie called me up and offered me a scholarship. I talked a little bit about it with my dad and he told me what a great atmosphere they have down there and all of the tradition and things like that. So I decided to go down and take a look at the place for myself.
What do you know about UK and Coach Gillispie?
I watched Coach Gillispie’s teams play a lot down at Texas A&M. I like his style and I loved the way they played. I dont know as much about Kentucky, but I do know that they are a big basketball school.
What schools are you looking at right now?
Right now I just narrowed my list to Kentucky, Notre Dame, Indiana, Tennessee, Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue, Michigan and Kansas. I have visited six of those schools last fall and will look at the rest soon.
Some say because your brother is at Notre Dame, they are the likely leader. IS that the case?
No, not at all. If I went there, my brother would only be there for one year and I would have to be happy for four years, so my brother being there wont have a huge impact on my decision.
Tyler has agreed to come on the Sports Mob Tuesday Night at 6 to talk about his visit to UK and his impressions. Tyler is a beast and a very athletic, mobile big guy. UK would do very well to pick him up.