Metu's recruitment picking up

Lawndale (Calif.) Chimezie Metu is getting closer to a decision, but other schools are starting to get more involved. Read on to see his thoughts on the process and more.

Lawndale (Calif.) forward Chimezie Metu has seen his fair share of recruiting attention, but he is starting to focus on the process more as other teams try to get involved.

"I am pretty close to starting to make a decision," Metu said. "Harvard, USC, Arizona State, and Cal are the main schools recruiting me. Arizona, Oregon, and Stanford are three schools that are coming at me really hard the past month."

The Wildcats have not offered the 6-foot-8, 200-pound four-star, but a recent visit has indicated that the coaching staff is more interested.

"I met Coach Miller and Pasternack at my school recently and they told me about Arizona," Metu said. "They let me know what they do in their program and how I would fit."

Metu is playing with the Oakland Soldiers and one of his primary goals is to show how much he has improved, specifically with his mobility.

"I would probably say running from end to end is my biggest improvement," he said. "I am in a lot better shape and that has been the main thing I have been focusing on."

Showing his improvement is not Metu's only goal, as he also wants to be considered among the best players in the country.

"I am trying to get to the McDonald's All-American game and that is my goal right now," he said. "I also want to show I am good enough to play in the Lebron and Kevin Durant camps."

With Metu's recruitment possibly winding down, he has a good idea of what he will be looking for in a school and who will help guide him through the process.

"I am going to be looking at the school that will help me get the best education and where I will be able to play as a freshman," Metu said.

"I would like to decide by the end of the summer. I am talking to my parents and my high school coaches have been with me the whole way also."

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