Iowa State is beginning work in determining how it will use the final scholarship for the 2016-17 season, setting a visit for Memorial Day weekend with Top-100 forward Romello White, a source tells AllCyclones.com. The visit was first reported by Corey Evans.
White, who is a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, is ranked as the No. 81 overall prospect in the 2016 class, including the No. 15 overall power forward. After committing to Georgia Tech last September, White signed with the Yellow Jackets. When Josh Pastner took over as head coach at Georgia Tech this spring, White asked out of his Letter of Intent last week and was released. He visited Arizona State this week, per reports.
White, who is being recruited by Iowa State assistant William Small, is not a new name for the Cyclones. Before he committed to Georgia Tech in mid-September last fall he was set to visit Ames for Iowa State's in-state rivalry football game against Iowa the weekend of Sept. 10-12. He eventually cancelled the trip with plans to reschedule before committing to Georgia Tech the next weekend.
It's unclear what schools outside of Iowa State and Arizona State are in the talented forward's mix. Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said Monday the Cyclones were interested in a sit-out transfer or a talented four-year player to fill its final scholarship spot.
“The perfect scenario would be if we can sign a sit-out guy. I don’t care what position, just the best player we can get that can impact our program the following year," Prohm said. "If we can’t get there, if there was a high school kid we think has a great upside, someone that can come in and be a great four-year guy for us, that’s another option."
White would fill that void and be the highest-rated recruit in the Prohm Era.