Then, it was time to figure out where he wanted to go to college. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound California native wasted little time, committing to new Iowa State coach Greg McDermott on Wednesday.
``Things have been getting crazy lately, so I narrowed it down a couple days ago," Brackins said. "Then I thought about it and I've been feeling Iowa State more than the other schools, so I made the decision."
``The staff is real nice and I just got a vibe from them," Brackins added. "Coach McDermott fit me perfectly. It just seemed like it fit like a glove."
Brackins is a big-time athlete who runs the court extremely well for a big man and is explosive. He'll still need to improve his post moves, but with a clear shortage of quality frontcourt players in the Class of 2007, Iowa State was ecstatic with the commitment from Brackins.
``They were fired up," Brackins said. "I got a good reception from them."