O'Mara draws attention

Low post prospect Sean O'Mara had a solid spring with IBA Select and continues to pull in significant recruiting attention.

Three-star center Sean O'Mara is one of the top centers in the Midwest. The 6-foot-8 post prospect had a solid showing with IBA Select during the spring evaluation period, and high-major schools continue to be very active in his recruitment.

With good size, excellent hands, and a nice touch around the rim, O'Mara is looking to prove himself and show college coaches everything that he is capable of on the court.

"I am trying to show more athleticism as a big guy," said O'Mara. "Last year I think I really established myself as someone who can play down low. Now I want to show that I have expanded my offensive game. Definitely I want to show that I can get up and down the floor and beat my guy."

Schools like Dayton, Georgia Tech, DePaul, Iowa State, Marquette, Boston College, and Xavier have all offered O'Mara a scholarship, and he says he noticed them in the stands during the month of April.

"Pretty much most of the offers have been out once or twice or been to every game, so that is exciting," said O'Mara.

Boston College was especially visible during July, and O'Mara feels he might fit in well with the ACC program.

"They offered and they want me to come take a visit," said O'Mara of the Eagles. "I am still trying to see what is going on, but I think that is a good situation and I am looking forward to seeing them."

Another school that was out quite a bit was Xavier, and O'Mara is very familiar with the Musketeers program.

"I have been down there twice and they are a great program," said O'Mara. "Their history speaks for itself and what they have done in the NCAA Tournament is impressive. I like the coaches a lot, and I think I would have a good spot in their program."

Having made several unofficial visits to the schools in the region already, O'Mara says he is scheduled to visit Georgia Tech in a few weeks, and wants to see what they have to offer.

"I think they have a good program and they have been recruiting me hard," explained O'Mara. "I just want to get down there and see what it is like and how I would fit in with them."

O'Mara is considered a three-star prospect and the No. 19 center in the class of 2014.

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