ISU a Leader for McFarland

Andre McFarland has a storied history with the Iowa State basketball program. He has connections with the coaches, and he formerly committed to Tim Floyd at USC. Now, with an ISU offer on the table, where does McFarland see ISU in his future? Find out the scoop right here at CN.

Andre McFarland was one of three players to pick up an offer from the new coaching staff at Iowa State this weekend during the All-Elite camp held in Ames.

 

McFarland, a 6'5, 205 pound forward who is currently playing for the Las Vegas Prospects, has previous connections to Iowa State. His current head coach with the prospects and relative Anthony Brown is a long time friend of Iowa State assistant coach TJ Otzelberger, a man who McFarland feels close to already.

 

"I really like Iowa State. I had fun while I was there. I know their assistant coach TJ Otzelberger. My brother and him are really good friends. I really like Iowa State a whole lot," McFarland told CN on Monday afternoon.

 

Iowa State is crazy about McFarland. So how crazy is McFarland about Iowa State? So far the news is good for Cyclone fans.

 

"I don't really have a favorite but Iowa State is at the top of my list that I have now," McFarland said.

 

That list looks like this. McFarland currently only has offers from Idaho and Iowa State. McFarland has a family connection with the head coach at Idaho. Though his offer list is slim at the time, it could be growing rapidly in the near future. McFarland is currently seeing attention from Oklahoma, Indiana and Michigan as well but is yet to receive an offer.

 

McFarland told CN that a Michigan assistant coach told him to expect an offer soon.

 

As far as a timetable for a commitment, McFarland is unsure of when it will happen, but he does know that he'll make a decision before his high school season starts.

 

"I don't have a timetable on when I want to commit. I want to experience the recruiting process again and take my time making my decision because I rushed into it the first time," McFarland said.

 

Last season McFarland committed to former Iowa State head coach Tim Floyd at USC and then decided to go in another direction.

 

"I'll probably make my commitment before my high school season starts during the early signing period," McFarland said.

 

McFarland is currently a teammate of a current Iowa State commit in Craig Brackins and a top target of Iowa State in P'Allen Stinnett. The three are playing AAU ball together for the Las Vegas Prospects and according to McFarland, the trio has talked about playing together at college before.

 

"We all talk about going to school together so it's possible. It's something that we keep in mind but we don't think about it when we're making decisions. It'd be a lot of fun for all of us to play together," McFarland said.

 

McFarland was a guy who turned some heads this weekend as he earned an offer and became a top priority of the Iowa State coaching staff, but he wasn't as happy with his performance as you would have imagined.

 

"I was happy with my performance but you always think that you can do better. I thought that I played well but not as good as usual," McFarland said.

 

McFarland learned a lot of things about Ames, Iowa over the weekend but his favorite part about the trip was meeting the current Iowa State players.

 

"Everybody was really fun to be around and they all made me feel really comfortable being there," McFarland said.

 

CN will keep you updated on the recruitment of McFarland.


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