Rico Pickett is a 6'4, 180 pound junior guard out of Decatur, Alabama and Iowa State is part of his top two when it comes to his college choice. Both schools have offered Pickett. Cyclone Nation talked to Rico's father, Rico Sr. and talked about the recruitment of his son.
Rico Pickett is a 6'4, 180 pound
junior guard out of Decatur, Alabama and
State is part of his top
two when it comes to his college choice. Both schools have offered Pickett.
Cyclone Nation talked to Rico's father, Rico Sr. and talked about the
recruitment of his son.
"I'll tell you now that it's
between Iowa State,
Alabama and Vanderbilt," said
"He loves Iowa State and he's going to take a visit out
Rico hasn't set up the visit yet
but is planning on doing that now that his junior season in over in which he
averaged 20 points, eight assists, six rebounds and four steals per game. His
team was eliminated last Friday a couple games short of a state appearance.
When it comes down to the
recruitment of Pickett,
Iowa State assistant coach Eric
Brown has been key in bringing in Pickett.
"Rico has a really close
relationship with Coach Brown. Coach Brown came and saw him play and Rico just
fell in love with Coach Brown and I did too. As a matter of fact, I call Coach
Brown once a week to see what's going on."
Pickett and his father have been
closely watching Iowa State on TV this season and they unfortunately saw
Iowa State lose to Oklahoma last Saturday.
"We try to watch Iowa State as much as possible. We were upset
that they lost on Saturday. Watching them lose like that, Rico wanted to help
them in that situation," said Rico's father.
Pickett hasn't set a timeline as
to when he wants to commit to a school yet, but at this point the future looks
bright for Iowa
"He's going to play it by ear but
as far as I know, it's between Iowa
State and Alabama. Like I said,
we're going to take a visit out there. He's really anxious to get out there and
see what's going on.He wants a home environment. Closeness and where he can just
play his game."