Iowa State Makes Pickett's Top Two

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 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.

 

"I'll tell you now that it's between Iowa State, Alabama and Vanderbilt," said Pickett's father.

 

"He loves Iowa State and he's going to take a visit out there"

 

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 State.

 

"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."

 


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