Meeks has strong summer

It has been an impressive summer for Kennedy Meeks who has asserted himself as a back to the basket force in the 2013 class.

A true back to the basket center, Kennedy Meeks is a dying breed. With that said, the 6-foot-8 and 260 pounder has found a way to have an impressive summer. The class of 2013 prospect has shown well for himself at every stop, and is picking up big time recruiting attention.

"The summer is going good so far," said Meeks. "My AAU team has only lost four games out of 20 or 21, and we just have to stay competitive and play defense all the time."

One thing that has led to a good summer is the improved physical condition that Meeks is in. While he still has work to do in that regard, Meeks is more mobile and in better shape than he was at this time a year ago.

"Oh man, I have been working out every day," Meeks explained. "I work on my foot speed, blocking shots, and lateral movement."

When it comes to his recruitment, Meeks has offers from Maryland, NC State, Louisville, North Florida, Miami, UMass, Virginia Tech, Florida State, and Xavier. Also interest is coming his way from schools such as Georgia Tech and Georgetown.

Lately Meeks has made a trip to Raleigh to check out NC State. With a new staff in place focused on improving their recruiting in the state of North Carolina, Meeks was impressed with what he saw on his visit.

"It is a nice place with a good coaching staff," said Meeks of the visit. "I saw the weight room and the coaches offices, but I didn't get to hand out with the players or anything."

At the moment Meeks says that he is just now beginning to sort through schools and figure out where he wants to go. With that a decision doesn't appear to be imminent. Still Meeks has an idea of what will put one school over the top when it does come time to make a choice.

"I am looking for a school that feeds the post and plays good solid defense," said Meeks.

Currently Meeks is rated as the No. 28 prospect in the nation and the No. 3 center.


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