We have the latest on the most recent prospect offered by the Kentucky Wildcats.
When you’re a fifteen year old basketball player that stands 6-foot-8 and several colleges are showing interest in your ability at the close of your freshman year of high school, you sometimes forget what it really means.
That was the case for Vincent Zollo of Greenfield McClain High School (Ohio) when the voice on the other end was University of Kentucky head coach Billy Gillispie offering a basketball scholarship to become a Wildcat after graduating high school in 2011.
“Vincent was laughing because he couldn’t believe what was being said,” Said the youngster’s mothers about her son. “He couldn’t believe he was getting an offer this early but that is what happened.”
For Vincent the recruiting process is starting fast and Kentucky is a school he’s followed and talked about for a long time.
“Kentucky is a nice school and great program. Coach Gillispie has shown he’s capable of developing his players and that is very important.”
While getting an early offer is exciting the young Zollo is considering his options.
“We have family in the Lexington area and it is the SEC. Kentucky is a great program with lots of tradition and in some ways I may end my recruiting early. Right now I’m just not sure because I really wasn’t expecting it to happen so early.”
Zollo has great interest in UK and several other programs. Tennessee, Ohio State and Xavier are other programs that have shown interest. One program Zollo would like to hear from is North Carolina. According to his mother he’s a huge Tyler Hansbrough fan and tries to style his game after the Tar Heel star.
Right now Zollo is working hard on and off the court. We found him Thursday night working out with his private strength coach and getting ready for a trip this weekend.
We’ll continue to follow Zollo if he makes the choice to end his recruiting early and make the call to the Wildcats.