Zeller talks about visit to Lexington

Tyler Zeller is a veteran when it comes to taking unofficial visits. After taking six visits to campuses across the states, the hottest prospect of the spring stepped on Kentucky's campus and got a chance to see what the Wildcats have to offer.

While in Lexington, Zeller was ushered around campus by new head coach Billy Gillispie. The visit consisted of touring the campus, Rupp Arena, Wildcat Lodge and a meeting with Gillispie.

"It went great," Zeller said. "I got to sit down and talk to the coaches, tour the facilities and campus. It was really nice. They definitely have top-notch facilities."

Zeller, who had already visited Notre Dame, Purdue, Indiana, North Carolina, Iowa and Iowa State, said his visit was comparable to the other unofficial visits he'd taken. He did, however, learn some new things about the Kentucky program.

"It was pretty similar, but every school has their specialty. Kentucky, they have the Wildcat Lodge and that was really nice. Mostly the basketball players have their own dorm rooms and that would be really nice.

"Rupp Arena was nice and it was so big," he continued. "They can get a lot of people in there so it has got to be loud."

Recently, Zeller narrowed his list of schools down to nine schools: Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas. Of the nine schools on his list, he's yet to see two of them.

"I'm going to visit Michigan and Tennessee because I haven't visited them yet. I'm going to visit those schools and then maybe narrow it down again. Then I want to declare in November."

While taking unofficial visits, Zeller is trying to get a good feel for the university. One some of his visits he's picked up some new info, and the Washington (IN) High standout reiterated he picked up some new information at Kentucky.

"I'm just going to get a feel for what they got. Like at Kentucky I didn't know how big Rupp was for one. And then the dorms I didn't know about those. I'm just trying to see what they have to offer."

"It's definitely good to see these campuses because then you get a feel for what the schools about and you get a feel for what goes on and if I'm going to fit in and like it there."

Zeller's spring and summer schedule is loaded. This coming weekend he'll play in the adidas May Classic with Indy Elite. After a week off they'll play in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. Following those tourneys he'll participate in the NBPA camp in June.

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