Iverson Prepares For Home Stretch

Colton Iverson has two visits under his belt and three more set up. The Yankton (S.D.) High standout talked about his recent visits and how the rest of the process will shake out.

Every coach needs a 6-foot-9, 220-pound post presence, so when Colton Iverson began tearing up the club circuit, coaches started calling.

"It's been crazy," Iverson said about his recruitment. "It definitely picked up after July, but it's been really good. I got a lot of exposure this summer. It kind of came out of nowhere."

After sifting through the schools recruiting him, Iverson came up with a list of six that fit him best. The list includes Creighton, Florida, Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa. All six have offered scholarships.

Iverson Has A Top Six
This past week, Iverson began the visit process. He started it off with a trip to Omaha to check out Creighton.

"It was a good visit," he said. "I met the players, the coaches and we took a tour around campus. I thought it went really good."

After visiting the Blue Jays, Iverson caught a plane to Florida. The trip to Gainesville was especially important according to Iverson's AAU coach, Lance Friesen, because it would help him determine if distance would be a factor.

"I think this was a big weekend for him," Friesen said. "He'll know probably if he wants to leave the Midwest or not."

"I got a good feeling on going far away from home," Iverson said. "It felt real good and I liked it there. I felt really comfortable."

With two visits complete, Iverson still has three trips left. He'll visit Iowa State this coming weekend. Then on September 8th, he'll travel to Minnesota to see what Tubby Smith has to offer.

Iverson's final visit is to Nebraska on the 15th. The Huskers have a chance to make a good impression, as their football team will host USC in an ABC showdown game.

Although a visit to Iowa hasn't been scheduled, Iverson said he wouldn't mind taking an unofficial visit in September to see the Hawkeyes. Shortly after the visits, Iverson plans to make his college decision.

"I've got a couple of other visits lined up, so we are probably going to be taking those visits and then we'll sit down and make the decision sometime in September."

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