Indianapolis - Zionsville (IN) High School center Derrik Smits has continued to garner interest from across the country after a solid spring and summer of AAU basketball. Now as the year turns to fall, schools have begun to visit Smits and look forward to his junior year.
Smits continues to hold offers from Butler and Xavier, but he has many schools pursing including Ball State, Boston College, Tennessee, Purdue, Notre Dame, Clemson, Michigan, and Indiana. While he has the two offers, Smits can see a few more coming soon.
"I have a couple that said they will (be offering), or are thinking about offering in the next couple of weeks."
Over the past week Smits has received visits from Notre Dame, where he will visit this weekend, Xavier, Butler, and Clemson.
The 3-star center recently received a visit from Butler assistant coach Michael Lewis.
"I still like Butler," Smits explained. "He (coach Lewis) watched our open gym. We talked just about what I have been working on and what he thinks I need to improve on."
Smits also received a visit on Tuesday from Clemson, a newer school to his recruitment, and has scheduled an unofficial visit to South Carolina. The Tigers and head coach Brad Brownell have been active in Indiana over the past few weeks.
"I've only really talked to coach Winiecki," Smits said. "I don't know to much about it, but that's what I'm hoping to figure out next weekend."
Smits is an extremely important recruit for Butler in the class of 2015. He was one of the first offers that was extended by Butler and nearly 7-footer players, with upside, are important to keep home and that is exactly what Butler is trying to do.
Butler currently has no commitments in the Class of 2015.