Visits are set for Haas

Iaac Haas has his official visits set, and is ready to go through the process of picking a school.

Four-star center Isaac Haas is one of the more intimidating players in the class of 2014. The 7-foot-2 center had a solid run of things with the Alabama Challenge this summer. Now with AAU finished, Haas is ready to focus in on his college decision.

July ended for the Alabama Challenge with a loss in the Super Showcase. Though their summer ended slightly before they would have liked, Haas still enjoyed it greatly.

"July was great," said Haas. "I got to play with some of the best guys, and I got to learn from some of the best coaches. It has been a great experience to play at a high level."

Recruiting wise things are already set for Haas who has a good idea going forward.

"UAB, Purdue, Texas A&M, Wake Forest, and Virginia are the schools I am still considering," said Haas.

He continued, "I have all of my visits set up. On August 23 I am going to Purdue and then on August 30 I am going to Wake Forest. On September 5 I am going to Texas A&M, after that it is Virginia, and then in October I am visiting UAB."

Purdue boss Matt Painter made sure to watch Haas down in Orlando at the Super Showcase, and Haas says he has built a good relationship with Purdue.

"Their big man conversation rate has been great," said Haas of Purdue. "Their percentage of throwing it in the post is better than anybody in the Big Ten. Coach Painter has been calling me a lot and keeping in touch. They have just been tearing up my phone."

He continued, "I also like their style of play. They like to get the ball to their bigs. Also their academics are great. Engineering is what I want to major in, and they have a great program for that."

Another coach who is building a strong relationship with Haas is Virginia's Tony Bennett.

"I have a really good relationship with their coach," said Haas of UVA. "He has a very Christian appeal and so do I. We connect on that level, and he recently got in touch with me and said he wanted to recruit me, it has been great."

For now Haas is sticking with his plan and says he will take all five official visits before coming to a decision. In terms of what will put one school over the top for his commitment, Haas says it will just come down to a gut feeling.

"Really when I am on campus I just want to have a feeling of if I will like it or not," Haas explained. "I want to see the coach and player relationship and see how practices go, see the campus, and the academics. It will be more of just a feeling and small observations here and there."

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