Iowa State coach Steve Prohm will have a busy day in the Peach State on Tuesday as he travels to Georgia to see two Top-100 prospects as the Cyclones attempt to land a major point guard talent in the 2017 class.
Prohm will stop to see four-star point guard Darius Perry in Marietta (Ga.), he told AllCyclones.com on Monday. He will also see four-star point guard Collin Sexton, according to Corey Evans. Perry is ranked as the No. 89 overall prospect in the 2017 class, including the 19th-ranked point guard. Sexton is regarded as the No. 46 overall player and the eighth-ranked point guard, respectively.
Point guard has been an early point of emphasis on the recruiting trail for Prohm and Co. as they work to replace departing four-year starter Monte Morris following the 2016-17 season. Sexton has a close relationship with Morris, having been mentored by the Iowa State guard. Perry watched Iowa State play in Florida last November.
Iowa State has kept in close contact with both.
“It does seem like I’m a priority. We talk frequently,” Perry told AllCyclones.com last week. “Coach [Steve] Prohm hit me up the other day, I just talked to Coach [William] Small. I think they make it a priority to talk to me at least twice a week. It’s really good. I think I have a really good relationship with both of the coaches and they do emphasize a lot of the things they want me to do when I get there, which is I could be ready to play as soon as I get there and things like that.”
Meanwhile, Champlin (Minn.) point guard McKinley Wright will get a visit from Iowa State staffer Neill Berry on Wednesday, he told AllCyclones.com on Monday, and Prohm is currently expected to join him there. Wright, who is a rising 2017 point guard, said Iowa State remains in his mix following the departure of lead recruiter T.J. Otzelberger, and Berry has taken the lead on his recruitment at the moment.