2011 Center Seeing The Country

Life is good when you're a freshman and Tim Floyd's seen you twice and you can score tickets to the Duke-Carolina game. For Kyle Caudill, a 6-foot-10 frosh, his first year in high school wasn't too shabby.

Call it proactive or just plain interested in basketball, freshman Kyle Caudill saw a pair of ACC games last weekend. Caudill is a 6-foot-10 freshman center out of Brea (Calif.) Brea Olinda.

Last weekend, Caudill took in a game at Wake Forest and then ventured to Durham for the Duke-North Carolina tussle.

"They look at a lot of schools and how they use their big men," Brea Olinda coach Bob Terry told Scout.com. "They had a great time. I didn't talk to him in depth but he said he got a good feel and enjoyed being there. They really liked Wake Forest."

While Caudill toured campuses and took in the pageantry of the ACC's final regular season weekend, he was doing homework on programs before they've had a chance to do much research on him. So far, we haven't been able to confirm if the three ACC programs have seen him play in person, but the Pac-10's have.

"I know most of the schools (out west) have seen him. I think Wake Forest was intrigued that he was almost 7-foot, could run well and move and he was only 14. They were pretty excited about his size. He can play too; he's got a great touch."

As a freshman Caudill accounted for 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks while playing with a Division I wing prospect in Kyle Fogg.

"He's a big boy," Terry said. "He's skilled to for his size. He's being recruited already by some pretty good schools. He's been contacted by UCLA and USC around here."

USC's Tim Floyd came twice to see him. UCLA and Oklahoma dispatched assistants but it's been the Bruins and Trojans who have shown early interest. Arizona and Arizona State have may have had him on campus as well.

Only a freshman, Caudill's has already seen a handful of select campuses. Now it'll be up to the programs to get out and eyeball him this spring when he laces them up for Pump ‘n Run.

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