Two more visits set for O'Mara

Sean O'Mara is one of the better post prospects in the Midwest, and he is in the middle of his official visit tour.

Three-star center Sean O'Mara already has made one visit to ACC country. The Lisle (Ill) Benet Academy standout took an official visit at the beginning of August to Wake Forest, and so far he has two other official visits set up.

Currently O'Mara is set on a final list of six schools. Loyola-Chicago, Wake Forest, Xavier, Massachusetts, Wichita State, and Seton Hall comprise the list for O'Mara.

For the 6-foot-8 center he is now in the middle of his visit tour. The first, and only official, he has taken so far was to Wake Forest, and O'Mara enjoyed it.

"It is a really nice campus," said O'Mara. "They are in the ACC, and it is big time basketball. Coach (Jeff) Bzdelik and the staff are great. All of them were awesome and it was great to spend time with them in person and not just talk on the phone. Also their team is full of great guys who are all pulling for each other. I think it is going to work out well for them."

Up next for O'Mara is a pair of other official visits, one to the local school and one to a school that has been recruiting him for a long time.

"I have set up visits to Loyola and Xavier right now," said O'Mara. "Loyola is September 7-8 and Xavier is September 15-16."

Some might be surprised by Loyola's inclusion, but Head Coach Porter Moser has done an excellent job of recruiting O'Mara, and also a move to the Missouri Valley Conference helps the Ramblers.

"It is close to home and Coach Moser has done a great job recruiting me," said O'Mara. "It is one of those places where you know you are going to make an impact. It is just really appealing. Loyola is a great academic school, it's a lot of things. I think if I went there they would have guys around me who could make some noise."

He continued, "Also moving into the new conference is big. I think Loyola is overlooked by a lot of people. Also I think I would have a great opportunity there and it could be a great opportunity for me."

With Xavier his familiarity with the staff and the opportunity at the school is something that intrigues O'Mara.

"They are great again," said O'Mara of Xavier. "Coach (Chris) Mack, Coach (Travis) Steele, and Coach (Mike) Pegues have done a great job of recruiting me. With them it is cool because I feel like I don't have a lead recruiter. I talk to all three of them so much. They have a great opportunity for me to come in and play."

He continued, "It is awesome that they are in the new Big East which should be a monster of a conference. Also I will be able to learn for a year from a guy like Matt Stainbrook. It would be tough to go into a conference like that with no one to learn from. There is just so much tradition at that school, and there are a lot of good parts of Xavier."

For now O'Mara claims no leaders and has no specific timetable for a decision. However he does have a pretty good idea of what he will be looking for in a school.

"I feel like with these visits coming up, after I take my visits I will know what I am thinking," said O'Mara. "On paper everything lined up for these schools, and then the visits will let me know. I am looking forward to getting a feel for each school, playing open gym with the guys, learning about the area, and figuring out what it would be like to be on that campus. It will just be whatever place I feel I fit best."


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