CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Chase Jeter and Tres Tinkle both have schools that those who seriously follow recruiting have penciled them into attending. The Top 100 prospects addressed those rumors.
Jeter addresses Duke rumors
It's not much of a secret that 6-foot-10, 225-pound Las Vegas Bishop Gorman 2015 center Chase Jeter
is considered a lean to end up at Duke.
While Jeter knows those rumors are out there, he told reporters that he doesn't worry about them.
"It's fine," Jeter said. "People are going to make predictions at the end of the day. It's about me so wherever I feel most comfortable is where I'll end up. I don't really feed too much into what people say or predict or any of that. At the end of the day it's where I feel most comfortable."
Jeter, who identified Arizona
, Duke, UCLA
as the schools recruiting him the hardest, went in detail about what he likes about the Blue Devils' program.
"I have a great relationship with Coach K and coach (Jeff) Capel," Jeter said. "I feel comfortable with them as coaches.
"I got the chance to look at the campus and it's far away from home, definitely, but it was a great experience. I had the chance to see what they were about; how their style of play was and how they practiced. It was a fun experience."
The plan for Jeter is to continue to build relationships with all the schools involved.
"Whenever I feel comfortable, I'll probably make my decision," he said.
Oregon State hire changes Tinkle's recruitment
State hired Montana's Wayne Tinkle
to be its new head coach, his 2015 prospect son, Tres Tinkle
, admits that he wasn't likely to end up playing or his father in college.
The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Missoula (Mont.) Hellgate combo forward just had bigger goals.
"He knew I probably wasn't going to play for him at Montana just because my whole life, I've strived for bigger and better things," Tres said.
However, when the Beavers hired his dad, Tres said that his recruitment quickly changed.
"With him getting the Oregon State job there are more opportunities because you're playing against the Arizonas, the UCLAs, and all those schools," he said. "It stands out to me a lot more and it's now something I'm going to take to heart."
Wayne Tinkle recently hired Stephen Thompson, Sr. to be an assistant coach for him in Corvallis. Like Tinkle, Thompson, Sr. has a son, Stephen Thompson, Jr.
, who is a Top 100 prospect.
Tres and Stevie, Jr. have had preliminary conversations about potentially playing together at Oregon State.
"We're both open to recruiting but we talked about possibly playing for our dads since it's something that doesn't happen a lot, two dads coaching two sons," Tres said. "I don't know if that's ever happened.
"Also, we could really help turn the program around. We talked about it briefly but I'm sure we'll stay in touch over the summer and see how things go."