'11 Missouri Forward Sets Iowa Official Visit

Iowa continues to shoot for forwards in the 2011 Class. The Hawkeyes will play host to Missouri big man David Kravish for an official visit in September. Hawkeye Insider caught up with the Iowa target to find out his thoughts on the program and where he is in regards to his recruitment. Get the latest right here.

Iowa is making David Kravish feel important. The Hawkeyes' top dog is leading the way.

"I've never had the head coach (Fran McCaffery) be the main recruiter until Iowa came along," the 6-foot-10, 200-pound forward from Lee's Summit (Mo.) High said. "I'd say we have a real good relationship. My parents like him a lot, too. He just seems like a great guy; an honest guy."

Kravish said Iowa began recruiting him in June and offered a scholarship shortly after that. The Hawkeyes made his Final Five list along with California, Colorado, Creighton and Wichita State.

"Optimally, I'd like to make my decision relatively soon after I take my visits," Kravish said. "I'm a little leery about waiting too long to make a decision. I know I'm not the only kid these schools are offering."

Kravish begins his visit tour with an unofficial to Creighton on Aug. 28th. He'll then be in Iowa City on Sept. 4th for the Hawkeyes football game against Eastern Illinois. That's an official visit.

Kravish has an official visit to Colorado for the first week of Oct., but he's trying to move it up to Sept. 11. He'll be in Berkley, Ca. on Sept. 25th.

Wichita State has been recruiting Kravish the longest (for about a year and a half). He attended a game there last season. got a look around and said he had a pretty good feel for the Shockers program. He said he'd likely set up another unofficial there as well.

"I would say that all of the schools are pretty equal," Kravish said of his Final Five. "I'm not really looking at a particular conference or anything like that. I'm just looking for the best fit."

Kravish said McCaffery told him that the coach likes how he runs the floor and thinks he will fit well with the Hawkeyes' up-tempo style.

"Everyone I talk to, even the coaches who aren't recruiting me anymore, say they see me as a pick-and-pop four," Kravish said. "I'm an athletic four who doesn't need to play with my back to the basket. I can play out on the perimeter."

Kravish is seeking a pre-med major in college.

"That's a pretty big factor in my decision," he said.

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