Spieth enjoys Nebraska visit

Dallas Jesuit (TX) 2013 wing Steven Spieth was in Lincoln on Wednesday, checking out Nebraska's campus, facilities, and playing a little hoops.


With a reported 30 to 35 schools looking at him, Dallas Jesuit (TX) 2013 wing Steven Spieth made his way to Lincoln on Wednesday to get a better feel for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

"I thought it was really nice. The facilities are obviously awesome," said Spieth. "We are going back tomorrow to see the rest of it, their current gym and the weight room. I liked it a lot. I got a chance to meet all the guys and they seemed nice and I met the whole coaching staff."

A recruit of Husker assistant coach Ben Johnson, Spieth currently has two offers – Albany and Bucknell. He's still trying to determine what he's looking for in a school, but the 6-foot-6 prospect is hoping this summer's AAU circuit helps his recruitment.

"I think I have quite a few schools that are close to offering me," said the soon to be senior. "Hopefully July really sets it off. Hopefully we play well and it's beneficial to my recruitment."

Due to Nebraska head coach Tim Miles' camp duties, the two did not get to talk very long, but Spieth hopes a longer conversation takes place on Thursday.

"I got a chance to talk a lot with Coach Smith. We are pretty tight now and the rest of the staff seems pretty cool as well," said Spieth. "Hopefully we get to talk to Coach Miles a little bit more, but I know Coach Smith will be showing us around tomorrow on the tour, so I'm good with whatever."

So what does Spieth bring to the floor? Dallas Jesuit head coach Chris Hill shared with CW33 in Dallas earlier this year.

"He's a goofy kid, who's really good at basketball and can play," said Hill. "He can pass the ball, rebound, he scores when he needs to. He makes everyone bettter."

Joining Spieth on the trip were multiple AAU teammates including 2013 prospects Jake Flaggert and Max Tillinghast. Big Red Report is scheduled to talk to both of them on Thursday. The trio will be heading to Creighton's team camp in the afternoon.

All three played on Wednesday with other recruits on campus and with players from the Huskers 2012-13 squad.

"Jake played well, I don't think he shot too well, I think he would be the first person to tell you that, but he played pretty good defense," said Spieth. "We actually guarded each other most of the time.

"We played a couple hours, we played five-on-five and had 15 guys, so we had subs to get a break. It was pretty good competition, I thought I played pretty well and held my own. It was pretty nice."

Spieth is the younger brother of golf phenom Jordan Spieth. The 18-year old Texas Longhorn is currently playing in the US Open this week at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Spieth and Tiger Woods are the only players in golf history to win the U.S. Junior Amateur twice in their careers.

"Honestly it's awesome what he's doing, we are proud of each other and there is no jealousy there," said the younger brother. "But it's nice to start to be known as something other than Jordan Spieth's little brother."

Stick with Big Red Report as we continue to track down Husker basketball recruits over the next few days.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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