Ibeh knows three trips

Prince Ibeh is one of the best shot blockers in the country, and has an impressive list of schools making him a priority recruit.

One player who saw his stock rise this summer as much, if not more than any other was Prince Ibeh. The 7-footer is a dominant shot blocker, a good athlete, and though he didn't get the chance often, showed a little bit of skill on the offensive end. Now his recruitment is heating up, and some heavy hitters are getting involved.

"I think the summer went good," said Ibeh. "I think I got a lot of exposure and played against the best competition."

Ibeh moved up from the No. 100 player to the No. 55 player in the class with his performances during July, and he says it is good to be recognized for the work he has put in.

"It means a lot," Ibeh explained. "I actually felt I was one of the top players before hand, but it was good to show people what I can do."

When it comes to his recruitment, several schools have really made Ibeh a priority recruit.

"Texas, Vanderbilt, Maryland, Kansas, and Texas A&M have all really been contacting me a lot," Ibeh listed. "I know I am going to take an official visit to Texas, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt but I don't know when exactly."

The Texas Longhorns made sure to track Ibeh at every one of his games in July, and he is looking forward to making a trip to Austin.

"I like Texas a lot," Ibeh explained. "Texas has been a good program for a long time and I have a good relationship with that coaching staff."

Also the new staff at A&M has made Ibeh a focus, and they are hoping to build a strong bond when he visits the College Station campus.

"I haven't gotten to talk to the new head coach that much, but I am looking forward to getting to meet him more on my official visit," said Ibeh. "I know they are doing a good job of recruiting kids from Texas."

For Ibeh the only school that he knows he will visit outside of the state is Vanderbilt, and he says the Commodores have done an excellent job of recruiting him.

"They have been recruiting me for a while and they really want me," said Ibeh of Vanderbilt. "Also I think their style of play would be a good fit for me."

For now Ibeh plans on making a decision in the early signing period after he has a chance to take his visits. While he knows three trips right now, he is open to make all five of his allowable official visits.


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