Race For Diogu Tightens

Garland (TX) High frontcourt standout Ike Diogu has completed four of his official visits. He'll take his final trip this weekend and the race to land him has tightened.

Illinois Makes Up Ground

Since his recruitment began, power forward/center Ike Diogu has been loyal to Arizona State, the program that's been with him the longest. He's made consistent remarks that Arizona State has been his leader. He's still saying the Sun Devils lead while reciprocating the loyalty to that program, but one Big Ten school seemingly closed the gap after its official visit.

Diogu is now saying that Illinois has gained ground. "I'd have to say it's [Arizona State] and Illinois," Diogu said in reference to who his leaders are. Georgetown and Seton Hall hosted him on official visits as well, but it was the Illini who seemingly made the most progress post-visit.

"The Illinois visit was great," Diogu said. "It was real nice. I would have to say the main thing that made it really nice was their computer engineering program. They showed me some real nice things."

Diogu will trip this weekend to UConn, his final official visit.

Big Ike meticulously has gone through the complete process and by the end of the weekend, will have completed what is now a rare five-visit schedule. He's enjoyed every step along the way. "The recruiting process just hasn't bothered me much. I've been taking it one day at a time and trying to enjoy myself."

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