Washington talks visits

Kyle Washington has set up four official visits with the first coming this week to NC State.

Now at Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster Academy, four-star forward Kyle Washington is beginning to set up his official visits. The athletically gifted prospect has four schools specifically in mind, and is ready to get things started.

For the 6-foot-9 Washington, the move from Lakeville (CT) Hotchkiss School to Brewster has been a good one.

"I think this has been the best decision I have made," said Washington. "I really appreciate Coach (Jason) Smith's approach. He is team first and I think that has reflected on us because as a team we have only been up here a week, but we have great camaraderie. We just want to be successful and we are moving toward that goal every day."

Recruiting wise four schools specifically are standing out to him at the moment.

"I would say in no order Ohio State, North Carolina State, Iowa State, and Washington," said Washington.

He continued, "I just scheduled a visit to Ohio State for October 20, I am going to NC State this weekend and then I also have official visits set up with Iowa State and Washington. I have those four visits set up."

With the upcoming trip to NC State, Washington is looking forward to seeing the campus and getting a better feel for everything involved.

"I think it is going to be a great visit," said Washington of NC State. "What I have heard is that people from North Carolina are really excited about basketball. NC State is an up and coming team. I will get a chance to see the community and people behind NC State. I am excited to see the campus and see if I feel at home there."

When it comes to Ohio State, Washington says their recent success is a huge reason why they are right there in the mix.

"I think it is what they represent," Washington explained of the Buckeyes. "They are a top five school in the nation every year. I know I can play at that level. It would be great to put on an Ohio State jersey and represent the Midwest. It is good competition in the Big Ten every night, so I am excited to see the school."

With the Washington Huskies, Washington points directly to his relationship with Head Coach Lorenzo Romar.

"I have a great relationship with Coach Romar," said Washington. "I have probably been talking to him the most out of anybody. I've been talking to Coach Romar for a while and I have a real good relationship with him, and also the Pac 12 is a really good conference."

Iowa State has also done a good job of recruiting Washington, and he likes what is being built by Fred Hoiberg in Ames.

"Coach Hoiberg has great players already like Georges Niang," said Washington. "I text with him a lot, and I am just excited about them. Also I really like the Big XII conference and it would be great to be at a school like Iowa State."

On these visits it is simply about comfort for Washington.

"I am just looking for a place where I am comfortable," he said. "I want to be around people who are likeminded like me who want to work hard and be in the best position. It doesn't matter where it is located. I just want to be comfortable."

In terms of when he will make a final decision, Washington says he is keeping an open mind.

"I don't know right now," he said of a decision. "I have thought about it, but I just have to keep my options open and stay informed all the time. If that means making an early decision or a late decision I don't know, but I just want to be sure when I do make my decision."

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