After a strong spring and MVP performance at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in June, recruiting for five-star Class of 2018 forward Zion Williamson has exploded as he's beginning to hear from schools from all over the country.
The 6-foot-6, 225-pound forward recently took an unofficial visit to N.C. State, as the Wolfpack have offered him a scholarship and been very aggressive recruiting the South Carolina native.
Williamson enjoyed his visit to N.C. State as he was able to see the campus and get to know the coaches.
"Amazing experience. They sat me down, told me what they could do for me, showed me their arena and they said they like my versatility," Williamson said. "They said [what position I play] depends on how I'm feeling. If I feel like I can post him up, post him up. If I feel like I can take him, take him off the dribble."
"They say I fit in perfect because I'm a versatile player and that's the type of player they want."
Williamson is also intrigued by the way N.C. State views him as a basketball player in regards to his future. Now that Williamson is rated as the No. 4 overall prospect in the Scout.com Class of 2018 national rankings, there are murmurs about him being a big-time prospect with pro potential.
"They pitched to me that they're a good program," Williamson said. "They say that I have an opportunity to go one-and-done but I would still be apart of their family after I leave."
Besides the N.C. State visit, Williamson also took recent unofficial visits to Clemson and North Carolina while he claimed scholarship offers from Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA, UNLV, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
Regarded as the No. 4 overall prospect in Scout.com's national Class of 2018 rankings, Williamson is sure to be a priority recruit for schools from all over the country as he continues to get better and show more and more on the floor. Over the next few months, Williamson is trying to improve a couple of facets of his game as he tries to push for the No. 1 spot in the class.
"Building a consistent jump shot and attacking more with my right hand," Williamson said. "I can jump pretty good, but on my jumper, I don't tend to jump. So I feel like if I incorporate jumping more into my jump shot, I feel like it's going to start falling."
Williamson burst on the national scene this spring after becoming one of the top performers in the adidas Gauntlet with Game Elite. Shooting 72 percent from the field, Williamson averaged 19.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game before the MVP performance at NBPA Top 100 Camp.
"I feel like I played well overall and, in my opinion, I feel like I'm starting to get the recognition I finally deserve," Williamson said. "I'm with an amazing group, I can't believe it. I have a lot of people who want to help me, so my summer is going well."