Iowa State’s constant pursuit of 2017 Oak Hill Academy (Va.) four-star PG Lindell Wigginton has been one of the strongest you will ever see on the recruiting trail. Both Iowa State head Coach Steve Prohm and assistant coach Neill Berry have visited Wigginton during the evaluation period.
The Cyclones continued their full-court press on Wigginton as Steve Prohm visited the 6-foot, 170-pounder once again Wednesday, following his official visit to Ames on September 22nd.
“It means alot coming from the head coach to be visiting as much as he has,” Wigginton said about Steve Prohm. “I just know that Coach Prohm really likes and really wants me to be there. He told me that he really needs me because all of their guards are leaving. Coach Prohm, since he first started recruited me never missed a day to talk to me.”
Wigginton, took his first official visit to Oregon earlier in September. However, after his visit to the Ducks, he decided to swing by Ames, Iowa and return some of the love he had been receiving from the staff by take his second total official visit to Iowa State. During that visit, he had the chance to hang out with Steve Prohm quite a bit and talk with Monte Morris and Nazareth Mitrou-Long. The fellow Iowa State redshirt senior, Mitrou-Long, is also a fellow Canadian similar to Wigginton.
“It was good, I liked it. I really connected with Monte Morris and Naz Long, he’s a Canadian as well, so I connected with him. I was just asking those guys questions, and seeing how the coach put trust in his players at Iowa State. I toured the facilities, went around campus and met the academic advisor, and I also went to coaches house to eat. At the end of the day, I saw everything around the campus and facilities.”
Wigginton has already taken three official visits to Oregon, Iowa State, and most recently Arizona State. There have been reports that he will be taking an official visit to Baylor sometime soon, but as of right now he isn’t sure that he will even take anymore visits or just make a commitment in the near future.
“I liked my Arizona State official visit a lot, me and Coach always had a good relationship because my brother played for him back at Buffalo. I have a really good relationship with the assistant coaches, and for me to go out there and see the facilities and hangout with the players it was really fun.
“Still not sure what other visits I’ll take or if I will just stop the visits right now. I am really not sure yet. There’s a chance I can make my commitment soon, but I am not sure. Whenever, the time feels right I’ll make my commitment. It will just depend on if I am comfortable with the situation I am going into.”
In terms of his recruitment, Wigginton has kept it very close to the vest. However, he has five schools who are currently within his top five and are standing out for him. Those schools that are in his top five are programs who trust him and who he has the best relationships with.
“I can’t say no leader right now, all my top schools are recruiting me very hard. I don’t have any leader as of right now. I got my top five right now, basically, but I’ll keep that top five to myself (laughter). Right now it’s about relationships, it’s about who trusts me and who trusts me to come in and run their system.”