Down to Two for McFarland

September 30 is shaping up to be a huge day for Iowa State athletics for more than one reason. Find out why and also get the latest thoughts from MBB recruit Andre McFarland right here in this CN MBB recruiting update.

Much like his running mate P'Allen Stinnett, Andre McFarland has narrowed his playing field down to two teams, those being Iowa State and Idaho.


McFarland remains to be very much a priority for the Iowa State coaching staff and now, he's expected to be on campus for an official visit on Sept. 30. Stinnett is supposed to join him on the trip for an unofficial visit. This is just two weeks after the pair will visit Idaho on Sept. 15.


"I don't have a preference right now," McFarland told CN about the two schools.


What's a pro for Iowa State? Exposure, according to McFarland.


"TV is always good. That definitely plays a part in it," McFarland said.


Not only would the Big 12 bring more exposure, McFarland said that he and his brother both have great relationships with the Iowa State coaching staff.


"I see the coaches in the stands all the time. I have a good relationship with them and so does my brother," McFarland said.


McFarland also has a close connection with the Idaho coaching staff. Idaho assistant coach DeMarlo Slocum is critical for the Vandals.


"My old AAU coach (Slocumb) is an assistant on the Idaho staff. He's like my cousin basically. He's been family since I can remember," McFarland said.


Earlier in the week, Stinnett told CN that he and McFarland would end up together playing ball next year. McFarland agreed with his teammate and best friend.


"We feel really comfortable with each other. We know each other's style of basketball. I know where he's going to be at on the court and he knows where I'm going to be and off the court, we're best friends," McFarland said.


Teammate and Iowa State commit Craig Brackins will likely play a role in the decision, as the two have been keeping in touch frequently.


"I talked to Craig just the other day. We had a cool conversation," McFarland said. "He's really happy with his decision."


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