Tigers in the top three

Clemson is among three schools in the running for a commitment from a three-star 2012 center from Georgia, and he'll be in town for next week's season finale.

C Kyle Meyer Profile

CUTigers recently caught up with Northview High School (Duluth) junior center Kyle Meyer, who's already picked up offers from Drake, Iowa, East Carolina, Georgia Southern and Georgia State.

Although the Tigers have not offered, Clemson is in his final three with Iowa and East Carolina.

"Now that I announced that they're definitely in my top three, I think it's possible that they might give me one to influence where I go to school," Meyer said.

He'll be in town for the Virginia Tech game, the last home date of the regular season.

"I think this might be one of my last trips before I make a decision," Meyer said. "Hopefully I'll make one here in the next couple of weeks—a month, at the latest.

His only trip to Clemson was on the weekend of the Miami football game. Meyer was able to suit up and play with some of the current players.

"I like the squad, how they look, how they play," Meyer said. "It was a good experience getting to play with those college kids, just to see exactly what I'm up against and potential future teammates of mine."

As for what the school has offer outside of basketball, he was impressed there, too.

"I like how close everything is, but it's still spread out and not bunched within five miles of each other," Meyer said. "Academically, they have exactly what I'm looking for. I want to go do physical therapy. They're really good in that field, so that's what I'm looking for."

He also shared some of the positives that East Carolina and Iowa offer:

East Carolina: They're probably one of my first big schools to offer me. I was talking to coach [Jeff] Lebo when he was over at Auburn. Coach [Ken] Potosnak was the coach that was recruiting me. They've been with me since I can't even remember. I've known them a long time. They're sort of like family to me. It's a good school and I have a couple of friends at East Carolina. I'm familiar with the area and the school.

Iowa: It's Big 10. I grew up in Indiana, so I'm pretty familiar with all the Big 10 networks. I like coach [Fran] McCaffrey up there. He seems like a really good guy. He's turning the program around. I think he has a really good squad for the upcoming years.

Clemson assistant coach Rick Ray is running the point as the Tigers' recruiter of note for Meyer, who averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks during his junior season.

He's from the same area as 2012 Clemson commitment Jaron Blossomgame.

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