Okoro feels 'real comfortable' at Iowa State

Nkereuwem Okoro has a handful of high major programs showing interest, but one Big 12 school is starting to separate themselves from the pack.

Out of the 5 schools interested in Nkereuwem Okoro, his interest is leaning toward Iowa State.

Okoro, a 6-foot-5 small forward from Bronx (N.Y.) St. Raymond, took a visit to Ames (Iowa) to hang out with the team, watch practice and see the campus.

"One thing Iowa State did real well was make it real comfortable for the recruits," Okoro added of his tour.

St. Raymond coach Oliver Antigua discussed his input on first year Head Coach Fred Hoiberg and his staff.

"Coach Hoiberg is trying to upgrade their talent level and ‘Kerwin' can do that for them," Antigua said. "T.J. (Otzelberger) called today and they are coming up to watch him play our first playoff game on Thursday."

Antigua described Okoro as a great athlete, who has the ability to break down defenses and ‘get to the rim.' He has a ‘high motor' and good mid-range game, and will also be seen improving his 3-point percentage.

Okoro had similar things to say about his own game.

"I'm aggressive on the boards and can guard the 4 and 5,"Okoro said, but on offense, "I play the wing."

Iowa State isn't the only school to see these qualities in Okoro. Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Arizona and Providence all have shown interest but Arizona and Pittsburgh have extended offers.

"I am planning on visiting both (Arizona and Pittsburgh) in the spring after season," he said.

For now, he is comfortable with Iowa State, but with 2 visits coming up in the spring, he has plenty of time to change his mind.

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