Tarczewski talks Kansas, UNC & Arizona visits

Kaleb Tarczewski, Scout.com's No. 5 prospect in 2012, recently took a pair of visits and is currently on another.

Kaleb Tarczewski set out to take a trio of visits just prior to the July evaluation period.

The highly regarded prospect out of Southborough (Mass.) St. Mark's took a trip to Kansas the weekend of June 4th. Then he stopped by North Carolina the weekend of June 11th. Now he's currently on a trip to Arizona.

Tarczewski's visit to Kansas was his fourth trip to Lawrence (Kans.). He's quite familiar with the program and his comfort level with the city and coaching staff continues to grow.

"It was really, really good," he said. "I really wanted [my mom] to see it because it's one of my great offers. I had a really good time out there as usual. I really like Lawrence, Kansas. It's a lot like home. I'm really comfortable with the coaches."

"I just really think that it's a place I could excel at and really become a better player because of the coaching staff and everyone there," Tarczewski added about the Jayhawks. "It's definitely an option."

Kansas was among the first high major schools to jump in Tarcewski's recruitment and that sticks out to him.

"They've been one of the ones in there the strongest," Tarczewski said. "They've been really recruiting me hard. It's been good."

A week later Tarczewski visited North Carolina, who offered him in mid-April, for the first time. He said the visit lived up to his expectations.

"It's North Carolina," Tarczewski said. "It's amazing. I didn't really know what to expect from the school itself, but it's a gorgeous school and I think the academic opportunities are really great there. I just had a really fun time."

"All the players there are really high class players and they are great kids off the court, too, which is something that you look for," he added. "I really liked the coaching staff."

North Carolina jumped into Tarczewski's recruitment a little later than some other schools. But he said they've done a good job of catching up.

"A little bit," he said when asked if their late arrival would hurt them. "I've been pretty close with Kansas and a few other schools up to this point. So I already have feelings for some other schools, but I think they've done a really good job catching up and they are right there with everyone else."

Tarczewki's visit to Arizona began on Monday. When Scout.com talked to the No. 5 prospect in the 2012 class he said the visit was off to a strong start.

"It's going really well," he said. "I really like the coaching staff here too. If I'm going to go away from home I really want to feel comfortable with the situation and I really love coach Miller. He's a really great guy. So I'm really having a great time."

While Kansas, UNC and Arizona are the schools he chose to visit in June, Tarczewski said he hasn't narrowed his list to those three.

"There are other schools involved," he said. "These are just the schools that I felt comfortable taking visits to at the time. I really like all three of these schools. I just wanted to diversify what I've seen and kind of look at the bigger picture."

With July coming up, Tarczewski is planning to put recruiting behind him until the big month is over. Then he'll begin thinking about making his college choice.

"I'm trying not to think about it too much. But I'd like to get to this decision over sooner than later. I'm probably going to wait until after July before anything is final. I'm definitely going to start thinking about it more and more as the summer goes on."

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