Schlatter Sees Tulsa

Casey Schlatter traveled to Tulsa last weekend for an unofficial visit. The 2014 Iowa forward came away impressed with the Golden Hurricane. Read what he had to say about the trip and where he stands with in-state schools in this update.

Casey Schlatter is becoming more comfortable with the idea of playing college basketball outside of home state. He has to go where he's wanted.

After showing past interest, Iowa and Iowa State haven't been in recent contact with the Class of 2014 Iowa Falls-Alden wing. They watched him in July with the Iowa Barnstormers AAU squad.

"Iowa State told me straight up on my visit that they weren't sure what type of player they were interested in at the time," the 6-foot-8, 190-pound Schlatter said. "They said they were going to watch me this summer and I know that they did. I'm not sure where they stand with me just because they never expressed a ton of interest."

The Hawkeyes last contacted Schlatter during the summer, he said. He attended several games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena last season.

"Iowa, I just don't really know about them," he said. "They seem to be going with more out-of-state kids (with scholarship offers in '14). At one point it seemed like they were pretty interested."

Northern Iowa offered Schlatter, but he Panthers have since pulled it off the table, he said.

"They picked up three or four forwards in '13 so they needed a guard in my class," Schlatter said. "I understand that."

UNI picked up a verbal commitment from Schlatter's AAU teammate, Wyatt Lohaus, who also runs the point for state champion Iowa City West.

One in-state school still is pursuing Schlatter. He plans to visit Drake this fall and reports an offer from the Bulldogs.

"I'm hearing a lot from Drake and Rice still," Schlatter said. "I've started getting letters from Boston College and DePaul."

Schlatter reported an offer from Creighton in the past. He said he hasn't heard from the Blue Jay coaches since the summer, however.

Minnesota is courting Schlatter, he said. He wants to visit Minneapolis this fall.

"I hear from them once every two weeks or so,'" Schlatter said of the Golden Gophers.

Schlatter visited Tulsa last weekend. The Golden Hurricane has shown increased interest in him but has not yet offered a scholarship.

"It was really cool," Schlatter said of the trip. "They had a nice campus. I got along with the players and their coaches are amazing. (Head Coach) Danny Manning is a legend."

Schlatter is not in a hurry to commit to a program. He is taking his time with the recruiting process.

"It will probably be a year from now when I know where I'm going to go unless I find a fit before then," he said. "I still need to get to know the ones I have offers from now to see if I fit or if someone else comes along and I fit there."

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