CSR catches up with Okoro

Cyclone Sports Report talks with Bronx (NY) St.Raymond's High School forward Nkereuwem Okoro about when the Class of 2012 star is looking to make a final decision, his friendship with future Cyclone Tavon Sledge, and what his relationship is currently like with Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg.

Cyclone Sports Report: A report came out about a week ago that you were ready to commit to Iowa State but you quickly squashed that rumor. Did something bad happen with your recruitment to Iowa State or was it just simply someone jumping the gun?

Nkereuwem Okoro: It was just false information because I'm just not ready to make a decision yet. I don't have a set time when I'll make my decision but I just didn't feel that right now was the right time to do it. Everything is great with Iowa State and I would say they are still pretty much at the top of my list. I also have Pittsburgh and Seton Hall in my top three and I'm also listening to Oklahoma and Dayton.

Cyclone Sports Report: Are you friends with future Cyclone Tavon Sledge who is also from New York?

Nkereuwem Okoro: Yeah, Tavon and I are pretty cool friends. He tries to influence me and definitely wants me to come to Iowa State.

Cyclone Sports Report: What is your relationship like with Coach Hoiberg?

Nkereuwem Okoro: It's already good but it keeps getting even better. I just really admire how the whole town admires him so much and I really admire him because he's just such a genuine guy.

Cyclone Sports Report: What are your thoughts on all the talented recruits and transfers he and his staff have brought in over the past year?

Nkereuwem Okoro: I think it's really impressive and the future looks very bright at Iowa State. What he's trying to do is rebuild the winning tradition that they have had in the past.

Cyclone Sports Report: Has he been out to your school?

Nkereuwem Okoro: He came twice to my school during the time when coaches were allowed to visit schools.

Cyclone Sports Report: A lot of times it's only an assistant coach that visits a recruit. What does it feel like to have Coach Hoiberg be such a big part of your recruitment with Iowa State?

Nkereuwem Okoro: It just shows how much him and the staff really want me and it means a lot to me that he has come to see me twice. I have been at St.Raymond's for three years and I have never had any other head coaches come visit me twice so it really shows a lot on his part.


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