Four-star center Ike Obiagu examines list of six

Ike Obiagu cut his list of schools to six. Scout caught up with the talented 7-footer to discuss his list and the next steps in his recruiting process.

Ike Obiagu, a 2017 recruit out of Decatur (Ga.) Greenforest Christian, narrowed his list of college suitors to six on Wednesday.

“I just felt like it was the right time,” he told Scout. “I was kind of getting bored and it was kind of getting stressful so I decided to cut it.”

Obiagu is now considering BaylorGeorgia TechFlorida State, Long Beach State, Maryland and NC State.

Obiagu broke down his six finalists and explained what he likes about each one:

Baylor: “I’ve been to campus before and I think they have really, really good coaches. They have good history with their bigs. They like to throw it inside and let them work. They also play a zone, so I realize it would help me a lot with my defensive abilities. I love the conference and I loved they players, they seemed really cool.”

Florida State: “They’ve been recruiting me since 9th grade. I’ve been to campus almost every year because we’ve played summer league. I probably have done the most visits with them. I’ve met with the coaches, the players and they have a really good atmosphere. They’ve recruited a lot of bigs like me.”

Georgia Tech: “I think they also have great coaches. I’ve been there a couple of times. I know some of the players that go there. I have an opportunity to play and maybe start right away.”

Long Beach State: “I don’t know much about the school, but I’ve known the coach. He used to recruit players from Africa. The camp that helped me come over here, he worked so I met him over there. He’s a really good dude. So I wanted to give them a chance and take a visit and see what the school is about.”

Maryland: “They have really great coaches and they have a good history with bigs. The coaches they know what to do. They coached Deandre Jordan and other players like Diamond Stone. They also like to throw the ball inside. I’ve met all of their players during my official last week.”

NC State: “They have a really good program. They’ve been involved with my recruitment for a while. I haven’t taken a visit so I don’t know how the campus is, but I’ve met the coaches and I think they are really good people.”

Obiagu has already taken official visits to Georgia Tech and Maryland. His next official is to Baylor the weekend of September 24th. Then he plans on setting up a trip to Long Beach State.

Obiagu is ranked No. 34 overall and No. 10 at the center position in the 2017 class. 

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