Coaches coming in for Bridges
Four-star forward Miles Bridges will be one of the most heavily recruited players in the entire Midwest. The Huntington (WV) Prep standout had a great summer running with The Family on the AAU circuit, and now he has numerous big time coaches coming to his school. The 6-foot-6 and 215 pound Bridges is one of the toughest and most athletic players in the class of 2016, and he feels his summer wrapped up well. “The summer went really well. I think I played pretty good,” said Bridges. “Unfortunately we didn’t win in the Peach Jam, but I think I played pretty good.” Recently Bridges made an unofficial visit to Iowa State, and he again came away impressed with the Ames campus. “I went to Iowa State last weekend and I liked the visit a lot,” said Bridges. “They have a great practice facility, their coaching staff is one of the best, and the environment is great.” He continued about Iowa State, “I am very close with Coach (Cornell) Mann and Coach (Fred) Hoiberg. I talk to them almost every day, and we just have a great relationship.” While Bridges has no other visits set up at this time, several coaches have either been by to see him already, or will be dropping in shortly. “West Virginia, Michigan, Miami, Missouri, Memphis, Ohio State, Michigan State, Indiana, and a few others have been talking to me or have come to my school,” noted Bridges. Michigan State is a program that has been recruiting Bridges for a long time, and he has a strong relationship with the Spartan staff. “I am really close with that entire coaching staff and my mom is real close with them as well,” noted Bridges of the Spartans. “Also it is close to home, only about 45 minutes from Flint, so I like them a lot.” The relationship with Michigan is also really starting to develop for Bridges and his mother. “Me and Coach (Bacari) Alexander talk a lot,” said Bridges. “My mom talks with Coach (John) Beilein almost every day, and I have a good relationship with them.” Another school really picking things up with Bridges is Ohio State. “I went on a visit last year and I really liked it, and I liked the coaches,” noted Bridges. “Coach (Thad) Matta is a great coach and they have been talking to me more recently.” For now Bridges is in no hurry to make a college decision, and is focused on leading his Huntington Prep team to a national championship this season.
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