Kelm Names Early Leader

Randolph (WI) High School's Kyle Kelm made his second unofficial visit to Ames this weekend and came away just as impressed as the first time.

"I really enjoyed it and felt just as comfortable as the first time," he said. "I'm still wide open but if I had to choose right now it would probably be Iowa State."

The 6-foot-10, 215-pound forward is known for his ability to shoot and feels the offensive system at Iowa State really fits his game. "I like the way they pick and pop because that is really what I feel most comfortable doing," said Kelm. "Coach McDermott is definitely someone that I could play for."

Kyle got to Ames on Friday and got to watch the Cyclones play both on Friday and Saturday. "It was really a new experience for me because I had only been to the Kohl Center for Wisconsin games. It was a lot noisier and even though it wasn't full the players told me that they sell out for all the Big 12 games," he said. "I came up with dad and brother and they enjoyed it just as much as I did. The one game I sat with Harrison Barnes and so we got to talk a little bit."

Kyle also enjoyed getting to know the coaches a lot better. "We really got to talk with the coaches for a while and I just feel a lot more comfortable," he said. "I mostly talk with Coach Otzelberger about once a week or once a month but I also got to talk with the other coaches."

Kyle's talk with Iowa State Head Coach Greg McDermott also went very well. "He told me that he likes my versatility," said Kelm. "He feels I would fit perfect with his offense because I can shoot the three-pointer well."

Kyle has offers from Oregon State, Iowa State, Wisconsin Green-Bay, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also is being heavily recruited by Iowa and Minnesota. "I had an offer from Iowa but they pulled it back due to them taking another power forward so they are going to wait and see until the spring what to do with their last scholarship," he said. "I want to take some other visits and then I will likely commit at some point during next summer."

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